5000 ton Horizontal Extrusion Press, views taken during erection c.1940 and on site c.1944, O/No. 8769, c.1939

Order 8769 for Northern Aluminium Co. Ltd., Rogerstone, c.1939

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For manufacture of aluminium tube extrusions.

Equipped with 700 ton piercer, 150 ton vertical shear, working pressure 3500 psi from a 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 press was later increased to 8000 tons force.

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

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