A wooden pattern for a part of a water crane. The pattern is painted a pale blue/grey colour.
TRADES Patternmaking pattern
Ipswich Railway Workshops
L1180 x W680 x H1860mm
AIR VESSEL \ IN \ 9 WATER CRANE \ LOAM BOARD & CORE BOX
History and use
Wooden patterns were produced for every part of a locomotive and for other railway equipment such as water cranes, pumps, and even columns for railway platforms. Pattern Makers would work with timber to make the casts for metal objects using planing machines, saws, chisels and carving tools.