The centrifugal casting machine is made ready. Silver is placed in the crucible and flux added in melting. The machine is then balanced to assure equal weight on either end and wound against a spring housed in the lower part of the machine.
The original object was scanned as a TIFF file on a Nikon Coolscan 4000 film scanner at approximately 4000 pixels on the long dimension. A 300 ppi JPEG file limited to 1024 pixels on the long dimension was then added to the CONTENTdm database.