1070 ton Vertical Downstroking Press, O/No. 6750/55, c.1956

Order 6750/55 for Norton Grinding Wheel Co, c.1956

Gloucestershire Archives
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  • Photos of Ron Donavon at the controls of this press.

    By Jim Rigby (13/02/2014)
  • Hi Jim!  Thanks for adding the name. Ron’s name  has not cropped up in any other photos to date. Remind us of who he was and where he worked.   John B

    By John Bancroft (13/02/2014)
  • Ron was a fitter in Hyd 1. A very quiet and, in my opinion, a very knowledgeable man. I worked with Ron on many builds in the shop. Learned a lot from his expertise. Thanks Ron. As I recall, he always wanted to live in Devon and by the sea. I hope he and his wife did just that.

    By Jim Rigby (13/02/2014)

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