620D 'Dynapak' High Energy Rate Forming Machine, c.1963, 1967 & 1969

View of the demonstration machine, taken in the Experimental Department in 1963, 1967 and 1969

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  • Could that be Bob Holmes loading the unit with a small billet?

    Ed: Jim, I believe that you are correct. Thanks for that. He features in the 1960 Apprentice Intake photo and you can recognise the likeness. He also makes reference to his time in the Experimental Dept. Click on the hyperlink to read about Bob.  John B

    By Jim Rigby (11/02/2014)
  • Hi John!  In the first photo, could the other person be one of the Pope brothers? I know one of them worked in the experimental department and the other in maintenance. I’m going to hazard a guess that it was Stuart who was in experimental and Alec in maintenance, maybe Jim can help me out there? I do know that whoever worked in experimental, he was very good with all things radio and repaired an old one for me. I was working at the Winchester RDC incinerator on the Fielding baler that they had bought for baling up all the scrap metal that came through from the furnace. As the site was still being commissioned there were still quite a few ‘site huts’ about, and outside one off them was an old Murphy valve radio that had been thrown out by the workmen, I assumed because it was U/S. I took back home to Churchdown with me later and tried it, and sure enough it didn’t work properly. Once I was back at F&P I spoke to Stuart and he said bring it in and I’ll have a look at it. He was able to fix whatever was wrong and, hey presto, one working radio! I rubbed down all of the cabinet and varnished it and used it out in the garage for quite a long time. I still have it even though I no longer use it, I just can’t bear to throw it out! Rather a long ramble, but relevant to Mr Pope all those years ago, probably around 1972/3. Chippy Aston.

    Ed: Stuart Pope was in the Experimental Dept. and Alec in Maintenance.  John B 

    By Graham Aston (11/02/2014)

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