Factory #70 Before 1953

This photo came from the fifty year anniversary Buick book published in 1953. I don’t recognize the part being made…….jim yuill said…
This appears to be a transmission “bell housing” that was being placed on the molding line at the drag set- off. As it moved down the line before being poured, a cope or top of the mold is added and “clamps” are applied to prevent the halves from separating during pouring. If they did a “run out” would occur causing a loss of molten iron rendering a partial filled mold and a scrap casting.
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  1. This appeard to be a transmission “bell housing” that was being placed on the molding line at the drag setoff. As it moved down the line before being poured, a cope or top of the mold is added and “clamps” are applied to prevent the halves from separating during pouring. If they did a “runout” would occur causing a loss of molten iron rendering a partial filled mold and a scrap casting.

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