#115 – Pattern

Pattern found in the foundry. Note sure why, but casting patterns are often painted red (although you can’t see that in this photo). There were quite a few patterns left around the place, quite surprised they’d not gone on a bonfire when the place shut.

2 Comments Add yours

  1. paul says:

    I served my apprenticeship at Brymbo as a Paternamker and worked ther for 6 happy years, ptterns where always painted red in other foundries, but Brymbo we used to paint them black, with red for the cores, never knew why.

    It appears a lot of partterns where destroyed when the steelworks closed as they where mostly specific to the plant, and not of use to outside firms.


    1. andy says:

      Thanks for your comments and insight into Brymbo, it’s always good to hear from people who have personal memories of the places I visit.


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