120 ton DDI Machine, O/No. D97400, c.1980

Order D97400 for Pemell Fire Extinguisher Co. Ltd., Ontario, Canada, c.1980

The Paul Regester Collection
The Paul Regester Collection
The Paul Regester Collection
The Paul Regester Collection

Click on a photograph to enlarge an image.

Click on the hyperlink to see other Notable Orders from the 1980s

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

Comments about this page

  • Hi John! I didn’t work on the DDI machine, but I do recognise the round pieces in the foreground of the photo. They were parts of ‘Pirelli’ tyre presses that F&P took in for machining, fettling, de-greasing and fitting the insulation into the segments.

    I was working on one of these next door in what was part of the medium/light machine shop, on the day that Brian Gage came to tell me I was being made redundant!

    I had only just come back in from my lunch break, think I had been over to The New Pilot pub for something to eat and drink. If I rightly remember it was October/November 1981 and by mid afternoon I had gathered all my tools etc and went home. My time, 1964-1981, during which a lot of changes took place!

    Chippy Aston

    By Graham Aston (03/02/2015)
  • Hi Chippy!  Thanks for adding the bit about the Pirelli tyre presses. It fills in yet another piece in the jigsaw! I guess that day will be stamped in your mind forever.  Shame that it takes an old photo to bring it back!  Nevertheless, thanks for your contribution.  John B

    By John Bancroft (03/02/2015)

Add a comment about this page

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *