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Listed under:  Technologies  >  Manufacturing processes  >  Forming

Foundry process operators at Daniel Harvey Pty Ltd, c1958

This is a black-and-white photograph of foundry process operators pouring molten metal into sand moulds to cast machinery components. The photograph was taken in the foundry workshop of Daniel Harvey Ltd, agricultural implement manufacturers. It measures 21.3 cm wide x 16.3 cm high.


Female employee in electrical appliance factory, 1970

This is a black-and-white image from a negative depicting a female factory worker standing in front of a large machine. The woman is the sole figure in the factory, which is otherwise dominated by large machinery. Hanging from the ceiling are cables that connect to the machines. The room is brightly lit and spacious. The ...


Brass crocodile mould for decorating leather

Made from brass, this is a mould of the head and neck of a crocodile. It is part of the Simpson's Gloves Collection at Museum Victoria. The mould is 21.5 cm long x 11.5 cm wide.


Brass kangaroo mould for decorating leather

This is a heavy brass raised mould with the design of an upright kangaroo carrying a joey in her pouch, the rising sun behind her and a foliate pattern beneath. It is part of the Simpson's Gloves Collection at Museum Victoria.


Copper processing

Find out how copper ore is extracted and turned into copper metal. This is a PowerPoint presentation showing the properties, uses and extraction of copper. It includes details of the mining and processing of copper ore, as well as smelting, converting and refining to produce copper metal. Most slides contain photographs ...

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Copper processing

This interactive activity allows students to explore the processes involved in the mining and processing of copper ore and the production of copper. Students initially put the processes in the correct sequence and then select each stage to animate it and access relevant information. The smelting stage includes an activity ...