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Casting Sand Spun Pipes

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This picture shows the casting of spun pipes. The molten metal is poured into spinning horizontal moulds using a ladle. Centrifugal force distributes the molten metal evenly down the length of the pipe.

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'.

Chesterfield Museum & Art Gallery





oil on canvas


H 60.3 x W 70 cm

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gift from Saint-Gobain, 2006

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