Definitions for "Cast iron"
Highly carbonized iron, the direct product of the blast furnace; -- used for making castings, and for conversion into wrought iron and steel. It can not be welded or forged, is brittle, and sometimes very hard. Besides carbon, it contains sulphur, phosphorus, silica, etc.
Iron cast into molds, used as posts for building frames in the 19th and early 20th century. Cast iron was also used to make decorative details on building facades.
A type of iron, mass-produced in the nineteenth century, created by pouring molten iron into a mold; used for ornament, garden furniture, and building parts.
Keywords:  weighty, dimpled, lumpy, lathes, nice
This can be recognised by the moulded dimpled surface and lumpy thick sections. Although less dense than steel, more is used to achieve the desired strength and cast lathes are nice and weighty. The consequence of the thick section is massive rigidity and very little vibration.
see also Metalwork CASTLES see also Architecture, Medieval; Forts and Fortifications CEILINGS
a durable metal with an exceptional capability to hold and transfer heat.
A type of metal used in producing toys from the 1800s through the 1940s
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A building and structural material often used in building façades.
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