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Foundry Collection

"The Foundry: A Journey Through Time and Industry" Step into the world of foundries, where the art of metalworking has shaped history

Background imageFoundry Collection: Class 40 Diesel-electric locomotive - English Electric Co

Class 40 Diesel-electric locomotive - English Electric Co
One of the new 2000 b.h.p. Class 40 diesel-electric locomotives built by The English Electric Company Ltd. in conjunction with the Vulcan Foundry Ltd

Background imageFoundry Collection: The Iron Foundry, Burmeister & Wain, 1885, by Peder Severin

The Iron Foundry, Burmeister & Wain, 1885, by Peder Severin
Peder Severin Kroyer (1851-1909). Danish painter. The Iron Foundry, Burmeister & Wain, 1885. National Museum of Art. Copenhagen. Denmark

Background imageFoundry Collection: Browns Foundry 14. Stockton on Tees 1970s

Browns Foundry 14. Stockton on Tees 1970s Date: 1970s

Background imageFoundry Collection: The Foundry Clock. Middlesbrough 1970s

The Foundry Clock. Middlesbrough 1970s Date: 1970s

Background imageFoundry Collection: Bessemer converter in Longwy steelworks, France

Bessemer converter in Longwy steelworks, France
A Bessemer converter in the Longwy steelworks, France -- a process designed for the mass production of steel from molten pig iron

Background imageFoundry Collection: J Shop - Iron Foundry, 1951

J Shop - Iron Foundry, 1951
Casting cylinders

Background imageFoundry Collection: Steam hammer, details of piston and cylinder

Steam hammer, details of piston and cylinder
Steam hammer, front elevation and details of piston and cylinder

Background imageFoundry Collection: Old Smithy at Branscombe, near Sidmouth, Devon

Old Smithy at Branscombe, near Sidmouth, Devon, with a horse having a hoof inspected. Date: circa 1910s

Background imageFoundry Collection: James Nasmyths steam hammer erected in his foundry near Manchester in 1832. Artist: James Nasmyth

James Nasmyths steam hammer erected in his foundry near Manchester in 1832. Artist: James Nasmyth
James Nasmyths steam hammer erected in his foundry near Manchester in 1832. The steam hammer was invented by the Scottish engineer and inventor James Nasmyth (1808-1890)

Background imageFoundry Collection: Firth Brown 5 ton steam hammer, junction of Savile Street and Sutherland Street, Attercliffe

Firth Brown 5 ton steam hammer, junction of Savile Street and Sutherland Street, Attercliffe
This was built in 1947 by the Brightside Engineering Company and was restored and moved to its present day location in 1994.The hammer was used in forging steel rings for railway tyres

Background imageFoundry Collection: Messrs Vickers Iron Foundry - Barrow-in-Furness

Messrs Vickers Iron Foundry - Barrow-in-Furness, Cumbria, England. Date: circa 1910s

Background imageFoundry Collection: J Shop - Iron Foundry, 1924

J Shop - Iron Foundry, 1924
This images shows the length of the Iron Foundry, which was often known as the Long Shop

Background imageFoundry Collection: Thames Ironworks and Shipbuilding Company - Building

Thames Ironworks and Shipbuilding Company - Building a Warship Victorian period

Background imageFoundry Collection: Steel Foundry

Steel Foundry
19th January 1978: The steel foundry at Corby. (Photo by Colin Davey/Evening Standard/Getty Images)

Background imageFoundry Collection: STATUE OF LIBERTY, c1884. Statue of Liberty in scaffold outside the Foundry, Rue de Chazelles

STATUE OF LIBERTY, c1884. Statue of Liberty in scaffold outside the Foundry, Rue de Chazelles, Paris, France. Oil on canvas, c1884, by Victor Dargaud

Background imageFoundry Collection: J Nasmyths patent steam hammer, front elevation

J Nasmyths patent steam hammer, front elevation

Background imageFoundry Collection: Industry, iron foundry

Industry, iron foundry
Illustration of German iron foundry. Date: 1928

Background imageFoundry Collection: The original 'Big Ben'(engraving)

The original "Big Ben"(engraving)
6032921 The original " Big Ben" (engraving) by English School, (19th century); Private Collection; (add.info.: The original " Big Ben." Properly " Big Ben" is the ")

Background imageFoundry Collection: Steel Worker in Factory

Steel Worker in Factory
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Background imageFoundry Collection: Charging a modern blast furnace, Govan Iron Works, Glasgow, c1880. Artist: WD Scott-Moncrieff

Charging a modern blast furnace, Govan Iron Works, Glasgow, c1880. Artist: WD Scott-Moncrieff
Charging a modern blast furnace, Govan Iron Works, Glasgow, c1880. A print from Great Industries of Great Britain, Volume I, published by Cassell Petter and Galpin, (London, Paris, New York, c1880)

Background imageFoundry Collection: Browns Foundry 9. Stockton on Tees 1970ss

Browns Foundry 9. Stockton on Tees 1970ss Date: 1970s

Background imageFoundry Collection: Browns Foundry 8. Stockton on Tees 1970s

Browns Foundry 8. Stockton on Tees 1970s Date: 1970s

Background imageFoundry Collection: A Blast Furnace in Action

A Blast Furnace in Action Date: circa 1920s

Background imageFoundry Collection: Sir Frank Whittle

Sir Frank Whittle (centre) and his associates experimenting with an early gas turbine in a disused foundry at Lutterworth. A scene from the COX film The Wonder Jet

Background imageFoundry Collection: Foundry workers pouring molten metal into an ingot

Foundry workers pouring molten metal into an ingot
Ingot making. Two foundry workers pouring molten metal from a furnace into an ingot mould. The metal, titanium, is added to alloys for medical implants and aircraft as it is strong

Background imageFoundry Collection: Automatic speed regulator

Automatic speed regulator

Background imageFoundry Collection: Austrian Bell Foundry

Austrian Bell Foundry
The bell-foundry at Laibach, Austria

Background imageFoundry Collection: Canadian Car & Foundry Harvard IV N15798 - AI-110

Canadian Car & Foundry Harvard IV N15798 - AI-110
Canadian Car & Foundry Harvard IV N15798 / AI-110 (msn CCF4-153), converted as a Mitsubishi A6M replica. Date: circa 1990

Background imageFoundry Collection: Unidentified subject, possibly Cupid's daughter by his forge, c.1857 (pen, pencil on paper)

Unidentified subject, possibly Cupid's daughter by his forge, c.1857 (pen, pencil on paper)
8620209 Unidentified subject, possibly Cupid's daughter by his forge, c.1857 (pen, pencil on paper) by Burne-Jones, Edward Coley (1833-98); William Morris Gallery, Walthamstow

Background imageFoundry Collection: Blackett Hutton foundry. 1976

Blackett Hutton foundry. 1976

Background imageFoundry Collection: Workers pouring out of the G. E. C. Foundry in Electric Avenue, Witton, Birmingham

Workers pouring out of the G. E. C. Foundry in Electric Avenue, Witton, Birmingham
Workers pouring out of the G.E.C. Foundry in Electric Avenue, Witton, Birmingham. Many stop at the newspaper vendor at the gates to buy a copy of the Birmingham Evening News. 2nd July 1963

Background imageFoundry Collection: Thames Foundry, Dagenham Works JLP01_01_048_26

Thames Foundry, Dagenham Works JLP01_01_048_26
Ford Motor Company Works, Thames Foundry, Dagenham, Havering, Greater London. A view of the new foundry under construction at the Ford Motor Company Works

Background imageFoundry Collection: Industries of Britain, c 1930: Electrical Engineering (colour litho)

Industries of Britain, c 1930: Electrical Engineering (colour litho)
8657408 Industries of Britain, c 1930: Electrical Engineering (colour litho) by English School, (20th century); Private Collection; (add.info.: Electrical Engineering)

Background imageFoundry Collection: 'Four Years in the Fight, The Women of France', World War I YWCA, c.1918 (poster)

"Four Years in the Fight, The Women of France", World War I YWCA, c.1918 (poster)
XND75976 "Four Years in the Fight, The Women of France", World War I YWCA, c.1918 (poster); Private Collection

Background imageFoundry Collection: Portrait of a french forger Emmanuel Jean de la coste condemned to pillory, 1760 (engraving)

Portrait of a french forger Emmanuel Jean de la coste condemned to pillory, 1760 (engraving)
ELD4923868 Portrait of a french forger Emmanuel Jean de la coste condemned to pillory, 1760 (engraving); (add.info.: In 1760)

Background imageFoundry Collection: Iron: from the blacksmith to the steel industry, c.1900-1910 (chromo)

Iron: from the blacksmith to the steel industry, c.1900-1910 (chromo)
1790229 Iron: from the blacksmith to the steel industry, c.1900-1910 (chromo); (add.info.: the iron in France, from the blacksmith to the steel industry, early 20th century); Photo © CCI

Background imageFoundry Collection: Recovery of gold from amalgum

Recovery of gold from amalgum
863649 Recovery of gold from amalgum; (add.info.: Recovery of gold from amalgum. 7) chamois leather bag for separating amalgum from excess mercury

Background imageFoundry Collection: Amoretti in an Alchemist's Workshop, c.1635-37 (oil on oak wood)

Amoretti in an Alchemist's Workshop, c.1635-37 (oil on oak wood)
8833718 Amoretti in an Alchemist's Workshop, c.1635-37 (oil on oak wood) by Teniers, David the Younger (1610-90); 31.8x21 cm; Stadel Museum, Frankfurt am Main

Background imageFoundry Collection: An engraving depicting a stereotype foundry, 19th century

An engraving depicting a stereotype foundry, 19th century
5311350 An engraving depicting a stereotype foundry, 19th century; (add.info.: Date: 1851); Universal History Archive/UIG

Background imageFoundry Collection: Horrible suicide of a madman - Cover of 'The Eye of the Police', 1912 (engraving)

Horrible suicide of a madman - Cover of "The Eye of the Police", 1912 (engraving)
ICA4950108 Horrible suicide of a madman - Cover of "The Eye of the Police", 1912 (engraving); Private Collection; Photo © Caricadoc

Background imageFoundry Collection: Venus in the Forge of Vulcan, 1620-78 (oil on panel)

Venus in the Forge of Vulcan, 1620-78 (oil on panel)
8726581 Venus in the Forge of Vulcan, 1620-78 (oil on panel) by Brueghel, Jan the Younger (1601-78) (workshop); 60.5x90.5 cm; Private Collection; (add.info.: By Workshop of Jan Brueghel The Younger)

Background imageFoundry Collection: Casting a mortar at Grissell's Regent's Canal Ironworks, City Road, London, 1855 (engraving)

Casting a mortar at Grissell's Regent's Canal Ironworks, City Road, London, 1855 (engraving)
538551 Casting a mortar at Grissell's Regent's Canal Ironworks, City Road, London, 1855 (engraving); (add.info.: Casting a mortar at Grissell's Regent's Canal Ironworks, City Road)

Background imageFoundry Collection: Foot-race, Footprints, Footstool, Forest, Foundry, Fountain, Fox-chase, Fox-hound, Freight-train

Foot-race, Footprints, Footstool, Forest, Foundry, Fountain, Fox-chase, Fox-hound, Freight-train, French-horn
8651546 Foot-race, Footprints, Footstool, Forest, Foundry, Fountain, Fox-chase, Fox-hound, Freight-train, French-horn, French-roof, Fresco (engraving) by German School

Background imageFoundry Collection: A Blacksmith working at his forge (watercolour)

A Blacksmith working at his forge (watercolour)
8835607 A Blacksmith working at his forge (watercolour) by Gibbs, John B. (active 1888-1918); Bourne Gallery, Reigate, Surrey, UK; (add.info.: JOHN B. GIBBS (British)

Background imageFoundry Collection: The heating the bar of angle steel for the rib of a ship, 1850

The heating the bar of angle steel for the rib of a ship, 1850
3359934 The heating the bar of angle steel for the rib of a ship, 1850; (add.info.: Illustration depicting the heating the bar of angle steel for the rib of a ship so that it could be shaped)

Background imageFoundry Collection: The heating the bar of angle steel for the rib of a ship, 1850

The heating the bar of angle steel for the rib of a ship, 1850
3359931 The heating the bar of angle steel for the rib of a ship, 1850; (add.info.: Illustration depicting the heating the bar of angle steel for the rib of a ship so that it could be shaped)

Background imageFoundry Collection: Music. Opera. The dwarf Mime and Siegfried in the forge. Illustration in: Siegfried

Music. Opera. The dwarf Mime and Siegfried in the forge. Illustration in: Siegfried, opera by Richard Wagner (1876)
3434048 Music. Opera. The dwarf Mime and Siegfried in the forge. Illustration in: Siegfried, opera by Richard Wagner (1876), Germany, c.1910 (postcard); (add.info.: Opera. Coll. Part. Music. Opera)

Background imageFoundry Collection: The foundry or cast house, Butterley Ironworks, Derbyshire, 1844 (engraving)

The foundry or cast house, Butterley Ironworks, Derbyshire, 1844 (engraving)
538548 The foundry or cast house, Butterley Ironworks, Derbyshire, 1844 (engraving); (add.info.: The foundry or cast house, Butterley Ironworks, Derbyshire)




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"The Foundry: A Journey Through Time and Industry" Step into the world of foundries, where the art of metalworking has shaped history. From The Iron Foundry, Burmeister & Wain in 1885 by Peder Severin to the iconic Foundry Clock in Middlesbrough during the vibrant 1970s, these glimpses offer a window into a bygone era. Witness the power of innovation as you explore the Bessemer converter at Longwy steelworks in France - a testament to technological advancement. Marvel at the intricate details of a steam hammer's piston and cylinder, showcasing craftsmanship that pushed boundaries. Discover pioneers like Sir Frank Whittle, whose groundbreaking work revolutionized aviation. Feel the ground tremble beneath your feet as you stand before Firth Brown's colossal 5-ton steam hammer at Savile Street and Sutherland Street junction in Attercliffe. Transport yourself through time with Class 40 Diesel-electric locomotive from English Electric Co. , an emblem of progress and industrial might. Experience Stockton-on-Tees' Browns Foundry bustling with activity during its heyday; both Browns Foundry 14 and Browns Foundry 8 are testaments to their contribution to local industry. Finally, pay homage to Messrs Vickers Iron Foundry in Barrow-in-Furness - an institution that played a vital role in shaping communities through employment opportunities and economic growth. Immerse yourself within J Shop - Iron Foundry circa 1924; let its walls whisper stories of dedication and hard work etched into every brick. The foundries have left an indelible mark on our collective memory - symbols of human ingenuity amidst roaring furnaces and clanging machinery. As we reflect upon their legacy, may we continue to honor those who forged ahead against all odds, forever preserving their spirit within these hallowed grounds.