3300 ton Vertical Hydraulic Plate Bender, O/No. 4756, c.1944

Order 4756 for G A Harvey & Co. (London) Ltd., c.1945

D7338/14/10/4092
Gloucestershire Archives
D7338/14/5/4/4093
Gloucestershire Archives
D7338/14/5/4/4094
Gloucestershire Archives

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  • This bender was used for both hot and cold bending of steel plates for pressure vessels. Temperature-controlled bending of alloy steels to maintain steel properties was performed. I was a metallurgist for the firm in the late 1950s.

    By Roy Beal (05/08/2015)
  • Hi Roy!  Many thanks for your contribution. Can you recall the type of alloy steel and the thickness of the plates that were bent on the machine?  What were the pressure vessels used for?  John B  

    By John Bancroft (05/08/2015)

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