1128 ton Fielding/Richards Iron Shark Shear and Squeeze Box, views taken on site, O/No. 64040, c.1964

Order 64040 for Birds (Swansea) Ltd., c.1964

The Heenan Group Film Unit's first transport, a Morris Van. Taken in the winter of 1964/1965 on the Heads of the Valley road in Wales, following a film shoot of 1128 ton Shear at Birds (Swansea) Ltd., Scrap Metals, Bynea, Nr. Llanelli. Brian Mince (standing), driver Ron Gordon from Worcester Unit. Pete Skelton behind the camera
Kindly supplied by Pete Skelton, Sept. 2016
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  • We currently are running this model of shear and keep limping it through. Years ago we updated the hydraulics with Nachi valves and soft hoses. Definitely a work hardened beast. Anyone with electrical or mechanical drawings please send.

    Ed: Wesley, thank you for this information. As editor, I have approved this message but ask you to respond to the private emails I have sent to you requesting further information. John B

    By Wesley Payne (02/06/2019)
  • I was on site looking after the electrics when the film group and Brian Mince came to take all these pictures. The site was an old steel works at Bynia just outside Llanelli. It was the very cold winter of 1963 and there was no shelter, just a roof over the shear. We kept warm by burning the bits of wood from all the railway carriages being scrapped there.The fitter on site was Ray but I have forgotten his other name. We stayed in the Stepney Hotel in Llanelli.

    By Stuart Harrold (14/02/2017)

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