1500 ton Horizontal Extrusion Press, view taken during erection c.1940, O/No. 8738, c.1939

Order 8738 for Northern Aluminium Co. Ltd., Rogerstone, c.1939

Gloucestershire Archives
Gloucestershire Archives

Installed in No.2 (West) Plant.

For manufacture of solid aluminium extrusions.

Equipped with 150 ton vertical shear, working pressure 3500 psi from a centralised 370 gal capacity air/water hydraulic accumulator station, also supplied by Fielding & Platt.

(The erection of this press was undertaken in Bay 3 of Hydraulic 1).

The quality first photograph illustrated was located in 2018 from a batch of early photos, scanned and added to the page.

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