Object Record

Object Name Pattern, Casting
Catalog Number 2010.016.004
Description Wooden mold for a metal part of a boiler made by Combustion Engineering. It is made up of three pieces of wood that are glued together. It looks like a fourth of a circle with a circular axis in the top corner. There are five raised lines radiating from the top corner and labeled 1, 2, 3, 4, 5. (The metal letters have been removed but they have left a visible indention in the glue that once held them there.) There are many lines lightly inscribed in the wood that correspond to the five radiating lines. One line is parallel to the curved line at the base of the radiating lines. Other lines begin in the center of the circular shape and extend to the top of the piece. This piece may have been a part of a valve or a system of measurement.

This mold may have been used to make ship boilers during World War II.
Date 1940s-1950s
Dimensions W-8.625 L-6.5 D-1.625 inches
Accession number 2010.016