The ‘dummy’ tooling was used on these machines in order to set up the complex hydraulic system, prior to trialling and proving any tooling ordered by the client.
The ‘dummy’ tooling can be seen here clearly. Comprising two sets of parallel rolls, each set mounted in independent upper and lower hinged roller boxes with two matching formers attached to the central rotating pillar.
Note the gauge mounted on a stand at the front of the machine. This gauge would be used during the proving trials of the tooling.
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This was the last photograph recorded by the photographic department on 6th December 1974 following which the department was disbanded.
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