3500 ton Horizontal Extrusion Press, views taken during erection c.1940 and on site c.1944, O/No. 8601, c.1939

Order 8601 for Northern Aluminium Co. Ltd., Rogerstone, c.1939

D7338/14/10/3379
Gloucestershire Archives
D7338/14/7/3/3380
Gloucestershire Archives
D7338/14/10/3874
Gloucestershire Archives
D7338/14/10/3875
Gloucestershire Archives

Installed in No.1 (Main) Plant.

For manufacture of solid aluminium extrusions.

Equipped with 150 ton vertical shear, working pressure 3500 psi from a centralised 400 gal capacity air/water hydraulic accumulator station, also supplied by Fielding & Platt.

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

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

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