Photograph, Casting workshop; Unknown photographer; 1900-1930; RI.P0000.32

Name/Title

Photograph, Casting workshop

About this object

This photograph likely shows the interior of a foundry, with molten iron coming down in the centre of frame, flowing into long moulds in the sandy floor. These may have been fire bars for the base of steam engine's fire boxes. The photo has been labelled '? Otara Mill' but we believe this is incorrect.

This photograph came to the museum with others relating to the extended Riddell and Phillips families and their descendants. We know that some of them lived in the Catlins area but we do not currently have enough information to link this photo to a specific person or location.

Place Made

Unknown

Maker

Unknown photographer

Maker Role

Photographer

Date Made

1900-1930

Inscription and Marks

On the reverse of the photo written in blue pen: '?Otara Mill'.
Also on reverse, in pencil: 'J Davis'.

Measurements

h 85 mm x w 140 mm

Period

1920s

Object Type

photographs

Subject and Association Keywords

Forestry and Sawmilling

Subject and Association Keywords

Industry and Manufacturing

Medium and Materials

organic, processed material, paper

Object number

RI.P0000.32

Rights

Attribution - Non-commercial (cc) Attribution - Non-commercial (cc)

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