Secrets of Green Sand Casting
by International Correspondence Schools 1906
Reprinted by Lindsay Publications
21.5 X 14 cm. 190 pages
Green sand casting, refers to the practice of forming metal objects by pouring molten metal into molds made of damp sand and clay. It was probably the first casting method, yet it is widely practiced today. This is not a primer, but if you know the basics it provides valuable insight into improving your methods. Besides, it's fascinating in its own right. The writing is clear, complete and to the point, Yet the text seems almost superfluous next to the illustrations. This period was the acme for the technical illustrator. Photography was, by this time, well established, but is was still difficult to print photographs in books. Although, these pictures were traced from photos they display a clarity of purpose hard to achieve with photography alone. Besides, they are beautiful.