It was a good Sunday, a grand location for photography, The Black Country Museum, Fine weather and the chance to meet with other Shutterchance photographers. Ablely organised by Chris, a day after the birthday cake crafted by Penny in the yard of the Bottle and Glass public house that was expertly capture by Bill. All in all a good day to meet up with all of you, may there be many more.
The Black Country Museum was running the Home of Metal weekend as part of Birmingham and the Black Country's Home of Metal Festival celebrations. As a special event the Rolling Mill was in operation with several demonstrations during the day.
The mill was designed to be operated by hand by a team of workers. The red hot bar would be pulled from the furnace, dropped on the floor and then thrown to the first man on the mill.
He would feed the red hot iron bar straight from the furnace into the first set of rolls.
When the hot iron emerged on the other side it was caught by the next worker and fed through the next mill stand along. As the iron passed from one man to the next, passing through a different set of rolls each time, it would be gradually forced to the correct size and shape.
An expert member of the team was responsbile for shaping and setting the rolls before the start of the shift, to ensure that all the finished bars were perfect.
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