Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A part of a mold used by pewterers in the formation of their wares.
“Take care with this step, as the pressure of liquid plaster is sometimes surprising, and a lot of work can be lost if all the plaster runs out of the cottle.”
“Allow about 4 cm between cottle and largest diameter of the vase.”
“FIGURE 6. 5.2-A Universal cottle with clamps made from iron bars.”
“In practice, bricks, clay, etc., are generally used to hold the cottle.”
“For most purposes, a universal cottle is used, which can be adjusted to any shape.”
“Hold it together with rubber bands, turn it upside down cut notches and place a cottle around it.”
“A multiple-piece mould can also be made without using a cottle.”
“This is filled with plaster of paris, and as soon as it has set enough to hold its shape, the cottle is removed and rough shaping is done immediately while the plaster is still wet and soft.”
“Place a piece of wood inside the cottle and pour onto that.”
“Special clamps can be made to hold the cottle in position and are very convenient if many moulds are to be made, but this is rarefy done.”
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