Roslyn Foundry film, 1978  PDF

Overview of the Collection

Gerth, David
Roslyn Foundry film
1978 (inclusive)
1 film reel (400 ft.) ; color (negative), silent ; 16mm
Collection Number
Film of the Roslyn Foundry in Roslyn, Washington
University of Washington Libraries, Special Collections
Special Collections
University of Washington Libraries
Box 352900
Seattle, WA
Telephone: 206-543-1929
Fax: 206-543-1931
Access Restrictions

No user access copy is currently available for the film. Users may obtain a reproduction of the film for a fee by contacting Special Collections.


Historical BackgroundReturn to Top

Ross Patterson opened the Roslyn Foundry in 1921. Located in Roslyn, Washington, the company supplied local coal mining operations with many cast iron components. The Foundry continued manufacturing storm grates and manhole covers until closing its doors in the 1980s.

Content DescriptionReturn to Top

Men at work in the Roslyn Foundry, in Roslyn, Washington. The film shows workers pouring molten iron from ladels into storm grate molds. Filmed by David Gerth in 1978. The film length is approximately 15 minutes.

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Restrictions on Use

Status of creator's copyrights is unknown; restrictions may exist on copying, quotation, or publication. Users are responsible for researching copyright status before use.

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Names and SubjectsReturn to Top

  • Subject Terms :
  • Foundries--Washington (State)--Roslyn
  • Iron foundries--Washington (State)--Roslyn
  • Geographical Names :
  • Roslyn (Wash.)