200 Ton Shell Drawing Presses, O/No. 8135, c.1937

Order 8135 for I.C.I. Metals Ltd., for Swansea, c.1937

D7338/14/7/2/3252
Gloucestershire Archives
D7338/14/10/3252
Gloucestershire Archives

This photo illustrates two of a total of seven presses ordered by the same customer.

Tables 2′ x 2′. Daylight 5′ 3″.  Stroke 3′ 6″.  Working pressure 3000 psi.

The first quality photograph was located in 2018 from a batch of early photos, scanned and added to the page.  The second photo has had some ‘artistic licence’ addition!

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