80 ton 4 column Upstroking Press, O/No. 7458, c.1935

Order 7458 for Rubery Owen & Co., c.1935

D7338/14/7/1/3172
Gloucestershire Archives
D7338/14/3/1/3172
Gloucestershire Archives

One of two presses supplied against this order. Note the practice of the time to include the order number and year of manufacture in the casting.

Daylight 18″x 8″ stroke.

The first quality photograph was located in 2018 from a batch of early photos, scanned and added to the page.

The second photograph was recovered from a poor-quality glass negative, digitally converted and enhanced.

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