Redman, Series 6, Mk1, Bumper Bar Forming Machine, views taken on site, O/No. W84230, c.1973

Order W84230 for Wilmot Breeden, Birmingham, c.1973

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  • I was an engineering apprentice at Wilmot Breeden in Tyseley, Birmingham, and remember these machines forming the heavy bumpers for the Jaguar Mk 1 or 2 saloons. This was in about 1962.
    Now famous for use by Inspector Morse on TV.
    The bumpers were like 2 normal ones formed in one piece, many lighter bumpers were pressed on standard presses.

    Ed: Chris, many thanks for sharing your recollections with us. When Redman relocated to Gloucester in the early ’70s I recall visiting a Wilmot Breeden factory in Longbridge Lane to view the process where there were many Redman bumper forming machines installed of the type in the pics above. Very noisy they were too! John B

    By Chris Boll (04/10/2019)

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