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Pouring molten iron, Backbarrow, Cumbria

Pouring molten iron, Backbarrow, Cumbria
Photograph taken unavailable © Reproduced by permission of Historic England Archive ref: bb98/09918

This period photograph shows an iron worker pouring molten metal into pig beds. The moulds used are nothing more elaborate than carefully shaped areas of fine sand. Note how the worker has no protective clothing.

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