1000 ton Downstroking Press, views taken in 1970, O/No. V75900, c.1969

Order V75900 for GKN Sankey Ltd., Wellington, c.1969

D7338/14/5/18/7265
Gloucestershire Archives
D7338/14/5/18/7266
Gloucestershire Archives
D7338/14/5/18/7267
Gloucestershire Archives
D7338/14/5/18/7268
Gloucestershire Archives

This order was for two presses.

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  • I’ve got a feeling that I worked on at least one of these presses with John Mabbett, but sadly can’t remember anything about the construction of it. Chippy Aston.

    Ed:  These presses were very popular and a quantity were produced by F & P for G K N over a number of years.  I seem to recall that they had fully pre-stressed columns, that made for a very rigid structure.  Pete Sutton is the ‘operator’, by the way!  John B 

    By Graham Aston (16/10/2014)

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