Tuesday, March 1, 2016

Removing the Distributer Cups


On Exhibition Now & Throughout March

Six Images from the Casting House

photographic images by Emery Roth

slide-talk: March 10 at 6 PM

Silas Bronson Library
267 Grand Street
Waterbury, Connecticut


PHOTOGRAPHER’S JOURNAL:  The distributer cups break the single flow of metal into small streams, as it flows into the molds, so that bubbles don’t form. They must be removed before the freshly poured billets can be pulled and set to cool. The last casting furnace stopped in December, 2013. The large prints in this exhibit try to capture the moods of the casting house in its last three years. It was at once one of the most beautiful and dirtiest places I've ever been.


2 comments:

Ginnie said...

It almost sounds like an oxymoron, Ted, doesn't it: "One of the most beautiful and dirtiest places." You sure captured it well. And today/tonight is your slide-talk! I'll pretend I'm a fly on the wall. :)

Emery Roth II said...

It would have been a significant increase in the size of our audience. Alas, our smallest turnout in the very center of the region that is the subject of the book, but that's one of the ironies of this effort, and we'd do it again if there was a chance to draw more there.