Adjacent to the blast furnace was the casting house, where a group of skilled workers, called moulders, went about their tasks. In their time, moulders were considered to be genuine artists, and the success of the company very much depended on them.

These workers first fabricated the models that were used to reproduce all the objects eventually cast in the sand. They then set up the moulds and cast a series of products that were highly valued on account of their exceptional resistance and fine craftsmanship.

Moreover, the company made a point of informing its customers that:

"[...] Owing to the skilled, experienced workers he (Mathew Bell, lessee) selected during his travels to England, the beauty of the work has been greatly increased, particularly the hollow ware, which, for its lightness and elegance, is the equal of similar articles manufactured in Great Britain."

Quebec Gazette, January 27, 1820.
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