3500 ton Horizontal Extrusion Press, O/No. 61360, c.1961

Order 61360 for Henry Wiggin & Co. Ltd., Hereford, c.1961

Sales photograph no. 6756
Kindly supplied by Rhodes Interform

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  • Astonishing!  I spent quite some time, through the 70’s and 80’s, as part of the team maintaining this press.

    Quite innovative for the time, with automatic cycling of furnace charging/discharging and speed-controlled extrusions – my understanding is that the main valve block was, at the time, one of the most advanced ever machined.

    Alas, it is no longer there – it was sold to India in the 90’s.

    By David Young (17/12/2015)

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