12" Toggle Action Triple-Compression Scrap Baler, fitted with hopper, c.1964

Built for stock, c.1964

Gloucestershire Archives
Gloucestershire Archives
Gloucestershire Archives
Gloucestershire Archives

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  • It was me in the first picture. Well spotted Graham! The date was 1966 and I worked with Brian Gage building that Baler. I remember it well because, after lying under the hopper for ten minutes doing up a bracket, I found that my nice new toe-tectors had been painted with white marking-off paint. Happy days.  Colin Eagles

    By Colin Eagles (12/02/2014)
  • Hi John and Jim!   The young man in the first photo looks like Colin Eagles, who was in my intake of September 1964. The date of the photo doesn’t seem quite right for him to be in it though, unless he was chosen for some reason?  Chippy Aston.

    By Graham Aston (21/01/2014)
  • Hi Chippy! Thanks for adding the name. I am sure you are correct. As regards the date, I have to say that this is an approximation as there are no specific order numbers available with machines built for ‘stock’.

    A point regarding selection of people in photos. It was a well-known fact that the photographic department as was their style, ‘dressed up’ suitable candidates as they thought fit, sometimes with white foreman’s coats!   In this way, if you care to look through the whole range of photos in the machinery section you will find slingers and painters and people totally unconnected with the machines in question!   John B

    By John Bancroft (21/01/2014)
  • 1st picture, know the face, forgot his name. 3rd and 4th picture captures Brian Gage in charge of proceedings.

    By Jim Rigby (16/01/2014)
  • Hi Jim! You are quite right about Brian Gage. Hopefully, someone will identify the person in the first photo. John B

    By John Bancroft (16/01/2014)

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