Wednesday, 26 January 2011

FUKTIFINOS

6 comments:

adam@italianmotor said...

Moulds for pouring molten metal into to make, er, stopcocks??

Pete Stansfield said...

On the right lines but no cigar...

Robbie said...

molds for pistons!

Pete Stansfield said...

Not even close Robbie, although you would probably find a way of making pistons from them !

Robbie said...

some sort of water valves or taps,maybe even fire hydrants?

Pete Stansfield said...

Phil sent me this e mail...
Hi Pete The photo you've just posted on yer blog 'fuktifinos' are shelves of two part moulds for glass blowing. The glass blower prepares and shapes a small balloon of glass, drops it into the mould, the mould is shut and the blower, er...., blows down the blowpipe/blowing iron constantly turning it so it don't stick. Open mould - hey presto! Glass vessel.I worked in the glass manufacturing industry for 12 years working with teams of guys doing this type of work. Well I did until eastern Europe got in on the scene and finished the glass industry in this country. Usually made from cast iron for the heat retention/disipation properties but laterly made from carbon graphite....but I reckon you know this already.

Erm, well i knew they were to do with glass blowing, thanks Phil