Photo kindly presented by Ken Wrigley. He adds "Round moulds were pretty unique for the production of wheels and tyres. The moulds were up-hill teemed usually in groups of 6, and the white thing is the refractory 'trumpet' which received the molten steel from the ladle. It then flowed down a refractory runner system, then horizontally to fill the moulds from the 'end pot' below. This produces an ingot without metal splash on the ingot surface. Steelmaking at Taylor Bros finished sometime about 1970. The Trafford Park factory then received its ingots from Templeborough Works in Rotherham, until its closure about 1980. Then wherever we could find someone to make good ingots - River Don ingots were indisputably the best."
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