I got an apprenticeship at Fieldings in1960. The press I remember working on most was the 400 ton three mould slab and kerb press. In the Light Machine Shop I made dozens of silver steel rollers for the table bearing housing. (I don’t remember the proper names for these parts).
In the Heavy Machine Shop I machined the table bearing housings from forgings on the vertical borer and then I was moved to the heavy horizontal borer where I machined the main cylinder and crossheads. The horizontal borer was very interesting, it was big and old but so versatile, from large bores to drilling small holes, facing , fly cutting , milling. Fascinating work. Andrew Ellis.
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