Steel foundry, 1919.
3 3 c m
actual image size: 32cm x 25cm

Steel foundry, 1919.

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This scene shows the furnace being tapped in the steel foundry at the Lancashire and Yorkshire Railway's (LYR) Horwich works in August 1919. The railway companies preferred to be self-sufficient and their works encompased the compete range of manufacturing proceses. Even relatively small companies, like the LYR, had their own foundries.

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