Brass foundry at Blackcountry museum

We visited The Blackcountry Museum at Dudley over the summer so I thought I’d share a few photos of what we got up to while we were there. For those that haven’t been before you must! It’s really one of the most amazing places I’ve been, the attention to detail is incredible and if you linger around until closing time you get a glimpse of the place less the throngs and its something really special.
The series of three photos here are of the brass foundry, the chap is casting a horse brass. The building was originally on a different site but has been moved to the museum and rebuilt with painstaking accuracy. It was originally a manger but was converted to this little cottage industry brass mill by its original owner. The furnace doesn’t have bellows but relies of a tall chimney and deep pit beneath the grate to produce enough draw.