Model of a Shell Forging Plant, c.1957

Subsequently ordered for the Royal Ordnance Factory (R.O.F.) Birtley, Tyne & Wear

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Gloucestershire Archives
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Gloucestershire Archives
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Gloucestershire Archives
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Gloucestershire Archives

This wooden model was probably made as a sales aid at the tendering stage of a contract for the supply of a complete shell manufacturing plant.

Fielding & Platt was awarded a major contract for the supply of hydraulic presses and ancillaries including the air/water hydraulic accumulator station and pumps necessary to drive the presses.

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Click on the hyperlink to see the 1000 ton Pierce Press.

Click on the hyperlink to see the 400 ton Drawing Press.

Click on the hyperlink to see the Pumps and Accumulator Station.

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