This series contains photographs of steelworkers and equipment detailing the steel casting process used for making large steel components for Liberty Ships constructed in Portland (Or.) area shipyards during World War II.
Workers pouring steel from the ladle into flasks (flask boxes) in the Columbia Steel Casting Company foundry. Pictured to the left of the ladle is Lee Beavers. In the foreground of the picture, D. C. Gore, furnace department foreman, is preparing to put riser compound on the riser top once pouring is complete.