2000 ton Four Column Pull-Down Press, under construction in the new fitting shop, O/No. F80620, c.1972

Order F80620 for Rauma-Repola Oy, Finland, c.1972

D7338/14/5/18/7441
Gloucestershire Archives
D7338/14/5/18/7458
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D7338/14/5/18/7458A
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D7338/14/5/18/7458B
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D12789/1/54/1/7469
Gloucestershire Archives
D7338/14/10/7470
Gloucestershire Archives

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  • 1st photo, I think that would be Berne O’Neil, slinger.

    Ed: Thanks for that Pete. I am sure ‘Chippy’ will verify in due course! John B

    By Pete Charlton (05/11/2020)
  • Hi John!  I only vaguely remember this press, as in 1972 I think I was still working up in Hyd 2. I do recognise the people in the last photo though, Bob Phelps at the control desk and Peter Preece kneeling inside the press. I can’t put a name to the person in the first photo, even if I enlarge it I can’t work out who it is at the moment.   Chippy Aston.

    By Graham Aston (28/01/2014)
  • Hi Chippy!  Thanks for identifying two of the people in the photos. You are correct, of course!  I expect someone else will be able to identify the person in the first photo, in the fullness of time!    John B

    By John Bancroft (28/01/2014)

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