500 ton Cold Forming Press, under construction, O/No. 70420, c.1968

Order X70420 for Aero Heat Treatment Ltd., Birmingham, c.1968

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  • All of those who had worked away with Ernie would have experienced breakfast on site Ernie style. Ernie would produce a gas type Primus stove at the job site and cook eggs, bacon, sausage and other friable eats. The aroma of his cooking brought many other site employee workers to the job site. What a character and a fun guy to work with!

    By Jim Rigby (20/01/2014)
  • Jim!  Many thanks for the explanation. Great story!   John B

    By John Bancroft (20/01/2014)
  • Jim!   Many thanks for supplying the name. The obvious question to be asked, why was he called ‘Pan Handle’?   John B

    By John Bancroft (18/01/2014)
  • The venerable Ernie Davis, (aka Pan Handle) pushing the buttons at the operating panel.

    By Jim Rigby (17/01/2014)

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