1000 ton 'Serck' Type Vertical Extrusion Press, O/No. 6547, c.1951

Order 6547 for Wednesbury Tube Co., Bilston, c.1951

D7338/14/5/6/4527
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  • Hi,
    I worked on this as a production worker in 1992, Wednesbury tube had 4 of them and still worked up until 1997. We could extrude 720 billets per shift!
    everything was put on by hand. hot work but it kept you FIT.

    Ed: Many thanks Jeremy for your valued comment. It is useful to note that these Serck presses had a working life of over 45 years. Not bad going!! John B

    By Jeremy Kent (22/02/2020)

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