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Photograph - Worker attending to a sand mould, Melbourne, circa 1980 Image Reg. No: MM 085021

Colour photograph from an album containing a personal story of Julius Toth's immigration experience and a collection of 40 photo reproductions. Julius left Hungary late in 1956 following the unsuccessful Hungarian revolution and subsequent Soviet Occupation. He escaped to Austria where he spent three months in Displaced Persons Camps before migrating to Australia in March 1957. This image shows a worker attending to a sand mould. Julius pioneered this moulding technique in the 1970s and further developed it during the 1980s to develop a very smooth surface on the casting.
Landscape format, colour reproduction photograph.
Description Of Content:
Single male working on a sand mould, in a factory. One of the pieces of equipment has "Melbourne" stamped in it.
Acquisition Information:
Donation from Mr Julius Toth
Discipline: History
Dimensions: 13.2 cm (Width), 8.8 cm (Length)

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Tagged with: trades, working life, immigration, factories, migration settlement, hungarian communities, hungarian immigration
Themes this item is part of: Images & Image Making Collection, Working Life & Trades Collection
Primary Classification: MIGRATION
Secondary Classification: Settlement - Employment
Tertiary Classification: tools & equipment
Inscriptions: Handwritten on the reverse (which appears to read) :Leoth 80n working on a sand mould at AOL Cost this type of CO2 circon mould I pioneered and developed in the 70s which provided a smooth sustose aluminium coating good enough for plastic or foam tula mould.
Format: Photograph: Colour
Place & Date Depicted: Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, circa 1980
Person Depicted: Mr Julius Toth, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, circa 1980

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