1500 ton Horizontal Extrusion Press and H3 Pump Room, views taken on site in 1956 following conversion, O/No. 5227 & 5970/55, c.1946 & 1955

Order 5227 and 5970/55 for McKechnie Metals, Aldridge, c.1946 and 1955

D7338/14/5/8/5052
Gloucestershire Archives
D7338/14/10/5053
Gloucestershire Archives
D7338/14/10/5054
Gloucestershire Archives
D7338/14/5/8/5055
Gloucestershire Archives
D7338/14/10/5056
Gloucestershire Archives
No. 8 Press being repainted.
Kindly provided by Robert Hume
No. 8 Press being repainted.
Kindly provided by Robert Hume
No. 8 Press being repainted.
Kindly provided by Robert Hume

The first two photos show clearly two pan coilers at the front of the press. These coilers rotated, collecting the extruded rod and coiling the rod into each pan.

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Click on the hyperlink to see other Notable Orders from the 1940s.

If you remember designing, machining, fitting, installing, maintaining, or working with this machine please share your memories at the bottom of the page by clicking on the words Add a comment about this page.

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  • Rob Hume wrote to fieldingandplatthistory@gmail.com on 28 Aug 2018 the following: –
    “I was scanning some of my fathers old transparencies and came across three photos of this press being repainted and refurbished around 1980.
    I looked at your website and found the second picture, No. 5053, showing my father, Alf Hume, working at the front of the press.
    In later years he became Head of Maintenance at McKechnie Metals”.

    Ed: Rob, many thanks for sharing this with us. It is always a pleasure to identify the names of people on our website. John B

    By John Bancroft (29/08/2018)

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