Biscuit tin moulds, 1937-1990.

Ward, Phil

Biscuit tin moulds, 1937-1990.
4 0 c m
40cm
actual image size: 32cm x 32cm

Description

Moulds for small tin lids made by Carnaud Metalbox. The lids of small tins are made from tin-plated sheets of steel which are presed into shape. As the metal is so thin a machine using a force of about twelve tonnes can bend and stamp out the shape of the lid using a mould without the need to heat the metal. Before stamping, the sheets of tin-plated steel are printed on one side with the pattern and varnished on the other. The varnish protects the tin and gives it an attractive gold colour.

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