Abstract: Disclosed is a mold for foam molding capable of making the operation to attach a reinforcing member to an inner surface of a mold easier, capable of sufficiently preventing entry of foam synthetic resin between the reinforcing member and the inner surface of the mold at the time of foam-molding, and capable of preventing the reinforcing member from becoming wrinkled; and also provided is a method for producing a foam-molded member which has a reinforcing member using this mold for foam molding. A mold 20 for foam molding is used to foam-mold a seat pad 1 which is provided with a seat pad main body 2 and a reinforcing member 10 disposed on the back side of the seat pad main body 2. At the time of foam-molding, the reinforcing member 10 is disposed inside the mold 20 and an end edge of the reinforcing member 10 is secured to the inner surface of the mold 20 by a securing means.
Abstract: A machine for and method of manufacturing concrete U-wall construction blocks, each having a front wall portion and a pair of stem portions extending from said front wall portion. The method involves providing a system of molding jacket panels, including a core molding assembly having a pair of inside stem jacket panels that are adjustably supportable in a substantially parallel manner during a molding process, and arranged is such a manner that the front wall portion is molded in downwardly facing direction toward a horizontal support surface and completely enclosed in one or more molding jacket panels. Before block molding operations, the thickness of the front wall portion of the U-wall construction block is set by determining the thickness of a front wall surface liner and installing the front wall surface forming liner within the system of molding jacket panels.
January 10, 2011
Date of Patent:
November 18, 2014
Stable Concrete Structures, Inc., Concrete Systems, Inc.
Abstract: A structure of foaming die for forming a generally inverted-L-shaped headrest, which is designed to receive and enclose an incomplete headrest unit comprising a hollow trim cover assembly of a generally “inverted L” shape having a horizontal upper portion and a vertical head support portion, and at least one headrest stay extending vertically from the horizontal upper portion. This die structure includes die surface portions workable for receiving and enclosing a whole of the hollow trim cover assembly. A movable die element is movably provided so as to be movable toward and away from an operative position where the movable die element is normally set to receive a back cover surface region of such head support portion, thereby allowing the movable die element to be moved away from the operative position and thus allowing a resulting headrest to be removed from the die subsequent to a foaming process.
Abstract: A method and apparatus for handling large concrete retaining wall blocks and the like. The blocks are cast in a form with the front face down, a lifting loop extending from a rear face and with grooves extending in sides from a rear face to adjacent the front face. A spear hook is secured to one of two fork lift tines to extend to one side of the tine away from the other tine. The spear hook engages the lifting loop on the block for lifting the block from the form and for rolling the block into an upright position. The fork lift tines then engage the side grooves from the rear of the block for lifting and moving the blocks and for stacking the blocks to construct a retaining wall.
Abstract: It is constituted by several plates (1), provided in its outer side (4) with transverse ribs (5), formed by C-shaped profiles and joined together to form a prismatic contour (7), closed by the inner flat sides of all the plates, the plates comprising a means of mutual fixing and detachable means of immobilization. The means of mutual fixing are constituted by hinges (8), fixed to the edges of the plates, and by corresponding oblong orifices (9), evenly distributed on the plate (1) in transversal direction. The means of immobilization are constituted by a through hole (11) made in the shaft of each hinge (8) and by a sliding element (12) provided with a wedge-shaped end (13).
Abstract: A retaining wall block is provided. The retaining wall block includes top, bottom, front, back, first side and second side surfaces. A tongue set is provided on the top surface of the block and a groove in the bottom surface of the block. The tongue set includes a rear-facing surface set that includes first and second curved sections. A block form for forming retaining wall blocks is also provided. A face form for placement on the bottom surface of a block form is also provided. A method of molding retaining wall blocks with a form having hinged doors is also provided. A method of using a face form for forming two blocks of reversed front surface ornamentation is also provided.
February 20, 2001
Date of Patent:
September 16, 2003
ReCon Wall Systems, Inc.
Michael J. Gresser, Stanley W. Hamilton, Charles E. Carter, Anders M. Ruikka, Thomas J. Brion, Lawrence J. Ebert, James M. Barthel, Mathew A. Barron
Abstract: A mould for casting shaped, solid detergent articles is provided. The mold is made of two rigid complimentary dies which upon engagement define a cavity corresponding to a desired shape of the cast article, wherein the engaged dies form a reservoir which on one side is open to receive cast melt and on another side is open to the cavity.
May 7, 1998
Date of Patent:
April 29, 2003
Lever Brothers Company, division of Conopco, Inc.
Abstract: A mold assembly for manufacturing an outsole includes a female mold, a first male mold pivotally connected to a side of the male mold and a second male mold pivotally connected to an end of the male mold. A peripheral wall defining the cavity has a separating flange extending inwardly therefrom. Each of the first male mold and the second male mole has at least one protrusion extending therefrom through which at least one passage is defined. The protrusion of the first male mold is inserted into the cavity and an outer surface of the protrusion abuts the separating flange. The first protrusion and the second protrusion are inserted into the cavity in sequence and material is injected into the cavity via the passages.
Abstract: A mold designed to be operated easily by one person to form large blocks. Generally, the walls of the mold are attached to the base with a pivoting assembly such that the walls of the mold fall away from the molded material after hardening. Levers and fulcrums of various designs are used to facilitate the mold wall movements. Additionally, quick release and tightening mechanisms are used to secure the mold walls. Also, the wall of the mold can be designed to incorporate patterns such that the blocks formed in the molds can interlock when stacked, forming a very sturdy wall. Further, specially designed inserts can be utilized to quickly modify the mold.
Abstract: There is disclosed concrete form apparatus comprising three elongated panels with sides hingedly connected and a method of using such apparatus to enable one to repair reinforced concrete slats in the floor of an animal pen by breaking away the concrete of a damaged slat while leaving any reinforcing bars within such slat and arranging the foldable three-part form apparatus to create a trapezoidal concrete form into which one pours a concrete mix and allows it to become firmly self-supporting before removing the form by lowering it to an unfolded position and drawing it up between two slat positions. In the event one wishes to proceed to replace most or all of the slats of an animal pen floor slab, it is accomplished by breaking out and reforming alternate ones of said slats in a first forming and pouring operation and subsequently, after those slats have become firm, performing the same procedure on the remaining set of alternate slats.
Abstract: A mold device for making a safety shoe includes a last and a post secured on a board. The last includes a number of spacers and a number of cone-shaped supports formed on top for engaging with a protector and for spacing the protector from the last. Two mold pieces are pivotally coupled to the post and each includes a mold cavity for engaging with the last. A cover is pivotally coupled to the post. The spacers and the supports may space the protector from the last and the mold pieces and the cover for allowing the protector to be engaged in the safety shoe.
Abstract: The apparatus is an assembly jig for constructing prefabricated concrete wall sections. Two parallel elongated "L" cross section members, each with an outer vertical wall, are connected to a base structure with pivots, and several separated sections of inner vertical walls are attached by pivots at the edge of the base of each "L" to form parallel channel molds with spaces in the inner walls to receive prefabricated concrete studs. The wall is constructed by placing concrete studs and insulation sheets between the channels, and pouring concrete into the channel molds and over the studs and insulation sheets. The "L" members are pivoted down to release the hardened concrete beam which has been formed within each mold and thereby facilitate removal of the finished wall section from the assembly jig.
Abstract: A wax pattern molding process, employing a mold having a cavity and a core structure in the mold cavity that include closing the mold with the core structure positioned in the mold cavity; injecting flowing heated wax into the mold to flow about the core; allowing the injected wax to cool and solidify to form the wax pattern; removing the core structure from the solidified wax pattern, while the mold holds the pattern in position in the mold; and opening the mold and removing the unencumbered wax pattern from the mold.
Abstract: An adjustable concrete mold which varies the height of a side form on a casting bed to any desired height, The device is also of a construction which allows total exposure of the sides of a hardened concrete element after casting and which allows complete clearance of the side form away from the main bed to allow easy removal of the hardened concrete element from the main bed.
Abstract: An EVA sole molding die assembly for molding integral EVA (ethylene vinyl acetate) soles having different color layers, the molding die assembly including a bottom die for molding the bottoms of EVA outsoles, an outsole molding die hinged to the bottom die for molding EVA outsoles, an insole molding die hinged to the outsole molding die for molding EVA insoles on EVA outsoles being molded in the outsole molding die, and a top die hinged to the insole molding die for molding EVA insoles.
Abstract: An apparatus for molding a product of synthetic resin which includes a mold assembly having a die plate and first and second mold dies which define a mold cavity therebetween. The first mold die includes a fixed member fixed to the die plate. At least two movable members are respectively displaceable in perpendicular directions away from each other. Each of the movable members are mounted on the die plate and are further displaced from the fixed member to open the first mold die. A resilient member is provided for perpendicular contacting the movable members and urging the movable members toward the fixed member to assembly the first mold die together.
Abstract: A mold for making bathtubes is disclosed. The mold includes a mold receptor and an insert attached to the mold receptor face. The mold receptor receives a shell which has a finish side and a non-finish side. The shell is placed in the mold receptor leaving a void between the non-finish side of the shell and the face of the receptor. The insert is attached to the face of the mold receptor to reduce the cross-sectional area of a portion of the space between the shell and mold receptor face. A male mold engages the finish side of the shell, sealably retaining the shell to the mold receptor. A polymeric foam material is introduced into the void between the receptor and the shell. The polymeric material fills the void and coats the shell. The molded bathtub is then removed from the mold receptor after the male mold has been removed. The insert is then removed leaving an area of reduced thickness and a periphery on the non-finish side of the molded bathtub which defines a lip.
Abstract: A method and apparatus for constructing an above ground concrete encased storage tank. The apparatus has a support assembly that extends from the baseplate of a concrete form, that supports, elevates, and secures an inner storage tank from the form baseplate, so that the tank may be completely surrounded by concrete. The form has removable walls that may be pivotally attached to the baseplate and initially in a horizontal position. The support assembly has anchor bolts that extend through holes in the baseplate. The anchor bolts are screwed into anchor nuts that are attached to a pair of brackets. The anchor nuts and brackets are spaced from the baseplate by sleeves that fit over the threaded portions of the anchor bolts. The brackets are constructed to support the storage tank, which is placed in the form on top of the support assembly. The tank is then fastened to the support assembly.
July 24, 1991
Date of Patent:
June 30, 1992
Trusco Tank, Inc.
Ray E. Crosno, Harvey E. Petersen, Leslie D. Scott
Abstract: A mold for manufacturing a skin covered foamed plastic article, with which it is possible to place the skin cover at a desired position, without spoiling or damaging the skin cover, such that the skin covered foamed plastic article of a desired shape without any deficiencies such as wrinkles and dents can easily be manufactured. The mold includes an upper mold; and a lower mold, to be assembled with the upper mold in order to form a cavity in which a liquid foam resin undergoes foaming process to become the pad member, over which a skin cover is to be placed, the lower mold including at least one windows at which the skin cover can be pushed outward by pressure of the liquid foam resin.
Abstract: A manufacturing framework is used to manufacture a cosmetic puff for a liquid foundation. The cosmetic puff is manufactured by forming a latex film coating on one side of a crimp pattern plate by applying latex film compound thereon. The latex film coated plates are set in the manufacturing framework, and a foamed latex foam compound is injected into the manufacturing framework while coagulant and activator are added therein to thereby produce a gelled latex foam covered with latex films on both sides. The latex foam and the latex films are simultaneously vulcanized to thereby bond the latex films onto the latex foam.
Abstract: A mold for forming concrete having a bottom, a pair of side walls and a pair of end walls, all of plastic, and with the side walls and bottom being of integral one-piece construction and hinged together by living hinges defined by reduced thickness of the plastic panel. The ends walls are shaped with generally U-shaped channels dimensioned to lock onto the ends of the bottom and side walls whereby a watertight concrete mold is formed. The concrete mold is assembled by pivoting the side walls to an upright position relative to the bottom by means of the living hinges and the end walls are then secured to the bottom and side walls. The mold can be disassembled for removal of a formed concrete specimen by removal of the end walls and pivoting the side walls downwardly to a generally coplanar relation with the bottom to expose the test specimen for removal.
Abstract: A core form is disclosed for casting a structurally reinforced concrete structure for use on a slab with an outer container form having rigid walls extending vertically comprising a casting core positioned internal the outer form and having vertically extending resilient walls defining an within contiguous core wall. The walls of the outer form and the walls of the casting core are spaced apart to define a mold cavity therebetween. A form base supported by the slab is positioned within the mold cavity to releasingly support the concrete structure to be formed and cured within the mold cavity. The walls of the casting core include an upper and lower periphery such that in use the lower periphery abuts the form base to seal the concrete internal the mold cavity relative the periphery and form base. The internal contiguous core wall is retractable to enable the placement of the reinforcing structure within the mold cavity.
Abstract: An installation for manufacturing reinforced concrete elements, in particular prestressed concrete slabs or pre-slabs, by means of a bench including a manufacturing area of predetermined shape, together with a molding apparatus. Memory means (46) are provided for storing building data relating to the elements to be manufactured and concerning at least the geometry thereof, together with tracing means (48) for marking on the manufacturing area (16) the locations of at least some of the walls placed thereon and constituting portions of the molding apparatus.
April 1, 1986
Date of Patent:
April 19, 1988
Societe Anonyme de Recherche et d'Etudes Techniques
Michel Aerts, Raymond Biancone, Jean Eliche, Jean Richard, Jean-Louis Tron, Philippe Violle
Abstract: A pastry mould, permitting even cooking and easy removal of the cooked contents of the mould, has a flat base with two upstanding tongues spaced apart and positioned opposite each other adjacent the periphery of the base, each such tongue carrying a pivot for two half portions of an enclosing rim, each half portion having its ends connected to a respective one of the tongues by the pivot thereon, such that the rim portions are each movable about the pivots into a position lying against the flat base, and into a position raised away from the base.
Abstract: Proposed is a method for the erection of structures, such as bridges, that display pre-fabricated concrete beams, according to which the individual pre-fabricated beams are produced, on the spot, on a feed rigging within the corresponding work area of the structure, in a heated and laterally tiltable form. After removal from the form, the thusly produced pre-fabricated beams are transferred sidewardly into their final position by means of gantry cranes. During concretizing of the individual pre-fabricated beams, flexure of the feed rigging carrying the form is equalized in continuous fashion, in correspondence with the progressing, concretizing process, by transfer pumping of ballast liquid.
Abstract: After arranging on dual pans two thick strips of a deformable fiber-reinforced spongeous material and covering them with a liner made of an elastic cloth, a fluid polymer is poured into said pans which reacts to set and foam in a conveniently short time. During the setting time, the user keeps his/her feet fixedly inside the pans, to thus leave an impression which accurately reproduces the shape thereof. After setting, the deformable strips is bonded to the liner and retains the exact impression left by the foot.Successive trimming operations provide an insole taylored to fit the user's feet.
Abstract: A mold for molding elongated workpieces is comprised of three vertically oriented quadrants and a fourth quadrant pivotally mounted relative to the three quadrants between a mold open position and a generally vertically oriented mold closed position. A workpiece is loaded into the mold by positioning end plates on the workpiece and locating the combination on the fourth quadrant by positioning of the end plates on locating pins projecting from a frame member or tilt beam associated with the fourth quadrant. Slide assemblies are then moved into workpiece engaging positions on each end of the workpiece to accurately locate the workpiece relative to the fourth quadrant. The fourth quadrant with the workpiece locked thereon is then moved into a mold closed position for molding.
Abstract: Process for producing foam moldings with an insert executed in a mold for foam molding consisting of a core block and a cavity block. The process comprises steps of: (a) having a film adhering to and covering the insert on one side thereof where a foam layer is formed; (b) letting the skirt portion of the film to be pinched or sandwiched by the uniting portion of the two blocks while the foaming process is executed on a foamable material; and (c) forming integrally the foam layer on that side of the insert, with the film being retained between the insert and the foam layer to be obtained.
Abstract: This invention relates to a pouring form for molded window sills characterized by a rigid frame having a generally J-shaped cross section defined by an upstanding flange, a base member depending from the lower margin of the upstanding flange and an upturned flange depending from the remote margin of the base member cooperating therewith and with the upstanding flange to produce an upwardly-opening channel; a first generally L-shaped insert having an upstanding flange paralleling the corresponding flange of the frame adapted to rest thereagainst in supporting relation thereto and a shaped flange depending from the lower margin of the upstanding flange bridging the gap between the latter and the upturned flange of the frame so as to cover the channel; a second generally L-shaped insert having upstanding and horizontal flanges; a pair of shaped plug-forming spacers adjustably positionable in longitudinally-spaced relation cooperating with the first and second inserts when placed therebetween to create a generall
Abstract: A device for producing a block of solidified carbon dioxide essentially comprising a high pressure vessel of liquidified carbon dioxide, a thermally insulated high pressure feed tube and a molding box in which a product of solidified carbon dioxide is molded in the form of block, wherein the molding box contains a single molding chamber in a cubic structure which consists of a top cover, a pair of first side walls, a pair of second side walls and a base board, each of which members is designed so as to be easily assembled or disassembled, said first and/or second side walls being formed with a plurality of openings through which gaseous medium flows and being provided with a layer of filter fixedly secured to the inner wall thereof respectively. The base board and the second side walls are formed with engagement grooves for allowing the first and second side walls and base board to be easily assembled or disassembled. Further locking means are provided for ensuring tight locking of the molding box.
Abstract: A conveyor suspension idler mold apparatus for molding a one-piece, elongated, flexible, polymer idler is disclosed along with a method of molding the conveyor idler and the conveyor idler apparatus. A vertical mold has specially shaped cavities for molding the idler without entrapping air, along with shaft positioning and support brackets at each end of the mold for molding a metal shaft into each end of the polymer idler. The shafts positioning and supporting brackets utilize the groove for the bearing retaining ring for locking each shaft into precise position.
Abstract: A method of moulding a panel, in particular a prefabricated wall panel, apparatus for carrying out such method and the products thereof wherein the panels are moulded in a substantially upright orientation in moulds split along the plane of the panel thereby enabling a large number of panels to be moulded in juxtaposed relationship, and, where required, a relief pattern to be formed in each major face thereof and also, if required, a tongue to be formed along one longitudinal edge of the panel and a groove along the other.
Abstract: A mold especially adapted for forming precast, waffle-shaped concrete panels employs a one-piece mold body of plastic sheet material to provide a reusable mold structure that may be rapidly stripped and reset. Each corner of the mold body is open; thus, the sides of the mold present pliable flaps due to the inherent flexibility of the sheet material and are swung outwardly after molding is completed in order to release the molded product. External reinforcing members on the sides maintain the same rigid and true during the molding process. The corners are held closed by simple locking devices which are readily released for stripping. Raised portions in the mold body form the characteristic voids in the molded waffle product, and are reinforced and rigidified by a foam filler.
Abstract: An improved process for forming cast articles of plaster reinforced with fibers is disclosed wherein low consistency plaster slurries that include a fluidizing agent and fibrous reinforcing materials are co-sprayed onto a sectionalized casting bed having a flexible membrane section connecting rigid sheet forming bed portions; allowed to stand in a horizontal position through initial stiffening; and then before the slurry has set, the sectionalized casting bed is reformed so as to produce a contoured shape to the gypsum cement sheet.
Abstract: A molding machine for the production of polygonal structural elements, e.g. concrete squares, comprises an assembly of vertical plates disposed between a pair of end members of a support and defining generally flat mold cavities of the shape desired with respective bottom members and lateral gates. The lateral gates are hinged to the rectangular bottom members at the ends thereof and are interconnected by respective bars so that all of the lateral gates along each side of molded cavities can be swung outward into release position and indeed into mold-closing positions by laterally shiftable carriers on the end members of the support.
March 8, 1977
Date of Patent:
January 23, 1979
Claudio Capdevila, Francois A. Juan, Gaetan Venditti, Michel E. L. Alquier
Abstract: A lightweight, take-down beam form, including a series of U-frames held together by spaced apart adjustable longitudinal braces secured along the frame uprights and bottom longitudinal braces, support strippable plywood or plastic or suitable material beam forming sheets. The U-frames are bolted together for easy and quick assembly and easy disassembly when in place on a cured concrete beam, permitting easy release of the forming sheets from completed and cured concrete beams. For normal use, the form strips from a set beam as a modular unit. For some purposes, such as for spandrels, one or both sides could be released for the removal of the form.
Abstract: A mold having a bottom section hinged to a side section and the side section pivotally attached to a second side section can be assembled using a pin in the bottom section engaging the side section and a pin in the second side section engaging the first side section to form a rigid structure held together by a handle, the assembled mold forms a sprue through which a casting material can be poured and a gate carrying the casting material into a mold formed in the rifle pellet casting mold to form pellets of various types such as the round headed type the pointed type the flat face type and the rifle type.
Abstract: A mold for parts of a building such as the floors, walls, ceilings and roofs mounted on a supporting frame which rests, via a resilient member, on a supporting member through which extend heating tubes provided with heat radiating ribs. The bottom of the mold is the top of the heated space within the supporting member and frame. One or more of the sides of the mold are pivotable from projecting members extending outwardly from the supporting frame and clamping devices are provided to clamp the sides in position and against the floor mold. Columns may be included in the mold and are positioned by suspension members provided on the mold sides. A tile mat for positioning tiles may be placed on the floor of the mold. Reinforcement may also be positioned in the mold. For an outer wall, a layer of concrete followed by a layer of polystyrene foam and an inner layer of a lightweight material may be introduced and cast in succession in the mold. The inner mold sides may be profiled as desired.
July 26, 1976
Date of Patent:
June 20, 1978
Cornelis van der Lely, Hendricus Jacobus Cornelis Nieuwenhoven
Abstract: Apparatus for horizontally casting a panel, preferably a non-composite insulated panel of reinforced concrete of substantial area and thickness in a heated mold. The mold is part of a rotating mechanism and lift frame for rotating and vertically stacking the panel when the panel is partially cured.Reinforcing steel is put into a heated mold. A layer of concrete is poured into the mold, forced into close and intimate contact with the mold and through the reinforcing steel by means of a traveling auger, striker plate and vibrating screed; insulation board and shear connectors are placed in the mold, further reinforcing steel is then placed in the mold, and a second layer of concrete is poured into the mold and forced through the reinforcing steel, by means of the traveling auger, striking plate and vibrating screed, which at the same time as they force the concrete through the steel, produce a smooth finish on the non-mold contacting surface of the concrete panel.
Abstract: An apparatus for casting a plurality of differently configured reinforced concrete modular crypts for use in constructing a substantially monolithic mausoleum edifice. The casting apparatus includes a frame having a plurality of vertically disposed generally U-shaped brackets attached thereto and a plurality of longitudinal members connecting the brackets which support a flexible, shaped sheet metal casting form. The frame is provided with upright sides or end doors, at least one of which is hingedly mounted to the frame. A plurality of arm members attached exteriorly to the casting form engage slots or openings in the hingedly mounted door which is forcibly urged into engagement with the edges of the casting form to enclose the form prior to introduction of a fluent casting material.
Abstract: A forming apparatus, particularly adapted for use by home gardeners, enables the erection of a square sheet of paper, which may be used newsprint paper, into a soil-decomposable pot suitable for raising and transplanting seedlings. Selected portions of the paper blank are adhesively treated and folded over a combined truncated pryamidal core and an associated drying stand, the latter being removable for upright positioning to dry and harden the mounted pot.
Abstract: A method of producing shaped concrete blocks for hydraulics, such blocks having two spaced arms formed at right angles to each other and spaced from each other and a web interconnecting the centers of said arms, wherein said block is formed by concreting in a dismountable shuttering with the arms located horizontally and the web vertically, it being possible to use a shuttering having a stationary, lower shuttering part which has a horizontal longitudinal axis for forming substantially half of one arm of the block and two shuttering parts separatable from the formed block by lateral movement.
Abstract: An apparatus for casting reinforced concrete modular crypts for use in constructing a substantially monolithic mausoleum edifice. The casting apparatus includes a frame having a plurality of vertically disposed generally U-shaped brackets attached thereto and a plurality of longitudinal members connecting the brackets which support a flexible, shaped sheet metal casting form. The frame is provided with upright sides or doors, at least one of which is hingedly mounted to the frame. A plurality of arm members attached exteriorly to the casting form engage slots or openings in the hingedly mounted door which is forcibly urged into engagement with the edges of the casting form to enclose the form prior to introduction of a fluent casting material. The casting form is sufficiently rigid to support the casting material without deformation, yet sufficiently flexible to permit rapid extraction of the cast element therefrom with no damage to either the form or element.
Abstract: An installation for the manufacture of prefabricated elements of ordinary or reinforced concrete comprises one or more mobile molding pallets, each including a pouring table, a plurality of molding cheeks continuously coupled to said table and mounted individually with respect to said table so as to move between a closure position adapted to form a cavity for molding said concrete elements and an open position in which said elements can be de-molded, means being mounted on said table and associated with each said cheek for actuating the opening and closure of said cheeks and for locking said cheeks in the closed position. The installation described has a plurality of work stations between the pouring and final de-molding stages, arranged in two lines with a transfer station between lines.