A melting pot or crucible is a container in which metal is melted for soldering or casting. To take it out of the fire, you use crucible tongs.
In finer professions with small amounts of metal, such as the goldsmith and prosthetist, it is a small metal fireproof bowl (approx. 4-7 cm diameter) with or without legs, possibly with a handle and a pouring spout. Jewelers use a melting ladle to melt wax.
In metal foundries, larger models of crucibles with a handle up to 1.5 meters or models without a handle are used, which are placed in a large foundry ladle and held by two people. [MOT]
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