250 ton Horizontal Stretching Machine, O/No. 60180, c.1960

Order 60180 for Northern Aluminium, c.1960

D7338/14/5/10/5499
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D7338/14/5/10/5500
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D7338/14/5/11/5667
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D7338/14/5/10/5501
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D7338/14/5/10/5501A
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D7338/14/5/10/5502
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D7338/14/10/5503
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  • It may be the tool box of Ron Donavon who worked on this stretcher.

    By Jim Rigby (16/02/2014)
  • Hi John!  Just been having a look at these photo’s and in number three could that be Cyril Rice in the distance standing by the side of what looks like a new packing crate. I remember Cyril always seem to wear a cap and an old sports jacket over his ‘bib and braces’ overalls. Also in the right hand corner of the photo are two tool boxes, one without a name on it, but the other does have a name, unfortunately the middle of the name is obscured by the padlock! Would Mr Rigby have any ideas as to whose box it might have been? It looks like R. DO??VEY. I can’t zoom in any further to get a better look. Chippy Aston.

    Ed: Cannot help you on this one. Maybe Jim Has a view?   John B

    By Graham Aston (11/02/2014)
  • Owen Feltham operating the stretcher whilst Mary Hamp views from her seat in the crane cabin.

    By Jim Rigby (09/02/2014)

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