300 ton 'Hercules' Press, views taken on site in 1997, O/No. 5900, c.1954

Order 5900 for Hercules Presses Ltd., Toronto for Dominion Arsenal, Canada, c.1954

Fielding 300 ton Press
Kindly supplied by Ephraim Hernandez
Fielding 300 ton Press
Kindly supplied by Ephraim Hernandez
Fielding 300 ton Press
Kindly supplied by Ephraim Hernandez
Fielding 300 ton Press
Kindly supplied by Ephraim Hernandez
Fielding 300 ton Press
Kindly supplied by Ephraim Hernandez

This press was originally supplied to the Dominion Arsenal in Canada for the manufacture of munition shells.  The photos were taken in 1997 at the old Canadian Arsenal facility in Valcartier, Quebec, prior to disassembly. It came to light via communication to us in 2015 from the current owner Machineco, who was seeking technical information after finding the web site!  From Gloucestershire Archives records we have been able to provide detailed information relating to the original manufacture.

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