When casting pipes vertically, the molten metal is poured into a vertical mould with a vertical core running up the middle. The mould is pierced to allow the escape of gases which would otherwise prevent a perfect casting.
David Ghilchik was a well-known artist and cartoonist. His work was exhibited at the Royal Academy of Arts and often appeared in the magazine 'Punch'. In the late 1940s, Ghilchik was commissioned by the Staveley Company to paint several pictures of the Works. Prints of the paintings appear in the company's promotional book, 'The Staveley Story'.
Where to see this painting?
Chesterfield Museum & Art Gallery
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