22 April 2020
A remarkable sub-collection within the large group of tools in our museum is the series of lead models. These are casts in lead of the pipe moulds made by the firm P. Goedewaagen & Son in Gouda. These massive lead pipes were used by the mould maker to bring back the moulds to good condition when worn. Interesting about the lead models is that a shape number is stamped on. In some cases, the original press mould has not been preserved, but only the model. This then provides information about a specific pipe shape including the shape number. Some of these lead models have been on our online database for many years, but a large group was still undocumented. That happened this week and yielded many new insights. Meanwhile, the photos of this important collection have also been taken, they will be visible in the online database in a week or two. This is another job done from the many museum work that goes unnoticed behind the scenes.