400 ton Upstroking Press, O/No. 67500, c.1968

Order 67500 for Marston Excelsior Ltd., Wolverhampton, c.1968

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  • We try to find the pressure vessels manufacturer named Marston Excelsior Ltd., Wolverhampton, England. Does this producer exists or not? We want to order their the new vessels similar as it was in 1965. Please write enerin@telecom.by

    By Mikhail Gaibov (29/09/2015)
  • I am looking for photos of apprentices at Marston’s or any photos of the site from the 1960s.

    By ernie ball (22/01/2015)
  • Hi John!  I left Marston’s in 1966 having been there for about 5 yrs. This press was in the heavy gauge workshop. I started in light gauge and transferred to heavy gauge working on prototype Titanium, Zirconium and Tantalum.Also helped to build Shackleton and RB211.

    I was a cop in London but returned to engineering finishing up as a Senior Production Engineer at Rank Zerox.

    By ernie ball (21/01/2015)
  • Hi Ernie!  Many thanks for adding your information. A varied career!   John B

    By John Bancroft (21/01/2015)
  • I was an apprentice at IMI and knew this press very well.

    By ernie ball (19/01/2015)
  • Hi Ernie!  It’s brilliant that you have found our website. How come? Did you work with this press and can you recall what products were produced from it?

    After completing your apprenticeship did you stay in engineering, or move elsewhere?  John B

    By John Bancroft (19/01/2015)
  • Hi Chippy!  This one is a bit more difficult.  I expect that you are correct since you identify most of the people correctly.  Impossible to say without zooming in and studying each one in detail. Well done!  John B  

    By John Bancroft (22/04/2014)
  • Hi John! In this photo I think I can identify some people. The very thoughtful looking person on the right of the press looks like Stan Willets? To the left of the press it looks like Albert Dawe talking to Joe Pinkney, and behind them maybe Fred Rossiter?

    Chippy Aston

    By Graham Aston (21/04/2014)

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