Fielding 'Clearing' Double-Acting Mechanical Press, Type D2-700-350-126-80, under construction, O/No. C85420, c.1973

Order C85420 for G K N Sankey Ltd., Telford, c.1973

D7338/14/5/19/7575
Gloucestershire Archives
D12789/1/54/1/7577
Gloucestershire Archives
PR0146
The Paul Regester Collection

This view illustrates the benefits of the new erection hall building, especially the height available for building large vertical machines.

As a point of note, photo no. 7899 was the last recorded photograph taken by the Fielding & Platt Photographic Dept., in Nov. 1974.

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  • John, I think you are correct.

    By Jim Rigby (17/02/2014)
  • Hi John and Jim!  I’m sure it is Brian Bowsher talking to Ray Gardner and I have feeling that the taller of the two men above could be Terry Sagar. He came down to F&P from Vickers and did a lot of site work on the Clearing presses. I remember going to the Crane Freuff(?) lorry trailer factory at Deerham(?) in Norfolk with him and an apprentice named Chris Anderson. I can’t remember exactly what the job involved, but we did have a mobile crane in to do some heavy lifting. An everlasting memory I have of Terry on that job is of him standing on the edge of the platen/tool carrier while the press was running and he is going up and down with it, madness I know, but then that was Terry! Oh, and I seem to remember he had a reputation for driving somewhat fast!   Chippy Aston.

    By Graham Aston (17/02/2014)
  • The only person I recognize is Ray Gardner, left, lower level.

    By Jim Rigby (16/02/2014)
  • Talking to Brian Bowsher, maybe?    John B

    By John Bancroft (16/02/2014)

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