A week with moulds
6 May 2020
Anyone who has been following our news items for some time may know that once in a while a message with this title comes along. It means that we will be working on cleaning the collection of brass or iron pipe moulds for another week. Not the most exciting job, although it also has something of an unexpected holiday because it is different from all the other tasks. Many of the pipe moulds, of which we have more than 1,000, have not been used for a hundred years or more and have even rarely been taken out of their storage. This means a lot of dust, corrosion and deposits, in other cases still leftover clay or petrol from production. Before the moulds can be photographed, it is necessary to clean them. This time we managed to refurbish 80 new copies and pass under by the camera. In this way, a nice piece of new information comes on the web, while at the same time a piece of overdue work has been done. Once or twice more ‘a week with Moulds’ and the entire collection is online!