400 ton Three-Mould Slab Press, O/No. 5673, c.1947

Order 5673 for Tarmac Ltd., Lillehampton, c.1947

D7338/14/10/4327
Gloucestershire Archives
D7338/14/10/4328
Clarence Hack
D7338/14/5/5/4329
Gloucestershire Archives
D7338/14/10/4330
Gloucestershire Archives
D7338/14/5/5/4331
Gloucestershire Archives

This order was for two ‘new type’ presses and equipment.

Two points of note: –

In the third photo, note the electric motor table drive for rotating the table.  The fact that these orders were for ‘new type’ presses suggests that this was the first time this feature was adopted. No other photos have come to light showing this feature!

In the last photo, note device for locking the table in the correct position! Various similar devices were introduced in later years to achieve the same result.

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