The Kearney Foundry, San Jose, California
       
     
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Pattern Maker
       
     
Metal Pourer
       
     
Casting Finisher
       
     
Pattern Finisher
       
     
Casting Finisher
       
     
Metal Pourer
       
     
Finishing Manager
       
     
Metal Pourer
       
     
Mold Finisher
       
     
Mold Maker
       
     
Finisher
       
     
At Work in the Foundry
       
     
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The Foundry Floor
       
     
Pattern Storage
       
     
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Metal Letters
       
     
Pattern Archive
       
     
A Finishing Table
       
     
Mold Making Equipment
       
     
Pattern Archive
       
     
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The Kearney Foundry, San Jose, California
       
     
The Kearney Foundry, San Jose, California

Photographs by Philip Krayna

Casting Finisher
       
     
Casting Finisher

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Pattern Maker
       
     
Pattern Maker

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Metal Pourer
       
     
Metal Pourer

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Casting Finisher
       
     
Casting Finisher

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Pattern Finisher
       
     
Pattern Finisher

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Casting Finisher
       
     
Casting Finisher

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Metal Pourer
       
     
Metal Pourer

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Finishing Manager
       
     
Finishing Manager

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Metal Pourer
       
     
Metal Pourer

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Mold Finisher
       
     
Mold Finisher

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Mold Maker
       
     
Mold Maker

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Finisher
       
     
Finisher

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At Work in the Foundry
       
     
At Work in the Foundry
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The Foundry Floor
       
     
The Foundry Floor

All surfaces are covered in a fine black dust. This is the sand used to make the castings.

Pattern Storage
       
     
Pattern Storage

Larger wood patterns are stored in the attic area.

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Metal Letters
       
     
Metal Letters

These metal letters are used to make patterns.

Pattern Archive
       
     
Pattern Archive
A Finishing Table
       
     
A Finishing Table

Finished castings are ground and polished here.

Mold Making Equipment
       
     
Mold Making Equipment
Pattern Archive
       
     
Pattern Archive

50+ years of patterns are stored in the archive.

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