Moulds for pouring molten metal into to make, er, stopcocks??
On the right lines but no cigar...
molds for pistons!
Not even close Robbie, although you would probably find a way of making pistons from them !
some sort of water valves or taps,maybe even fire hydrants?
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
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