1500/1700 ton Horizontal Tube Extrusion Presses for direct & indirect processes, O/No. 4094, c.1942

Order 4094 for the Russian Trade Delegation, c.1942

Gloucestershire Archives
Gloucestershire Archives
Gloucestershire Archives

This order was for five 1500/1700 horizontal extrusion presses and equipment.

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  • I am intrigued by the detailed histories recounted here – excellent work! But I would be interested in some more information to help my memory.

    In the summer of 1968 I worked as a student at the Nyby Bruks AB steelworks in Sweden, and with several others, was awarded the filthiest job I have ever done – cleaning out the mass of glass lubricant residue and water collected in the pit below a colossal Fielding & Platt extrusion press. I don’t think I saw a direct reference to this machine in the article, but from admittedly distant memory, its appearance was just as seen in the photo of the Order 4094 machine. The enormous three-way crosshead was particularly memorable. I remember being told that it had been intended for Russia, but that the order was cancelled with the onset of the ‘cold war’, and in fact it still carried builder’s plates in Russian. It produced Nyby’s stainless steel tubes that the company still makes under the ownership of the Finnish Outokumpu company. That is all I know about it, and would be curious to know if it really was this machine.

    Ed: Andrew, many thanks for your posting and your interest in our website. This photo is most likely to be the machine that you were required to clean however it may have been O/No. 4080 that was similar in size. Not a pleasant job but memorable still after all these years! The original order was for 5 presses but there is no record whether they were all built or that any were eventually supplied to Russia. John B

    By Andrew Foster (31/05/2021)

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