27th Mar 2019, 10:12 PM #16
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14th Aug 2019, 10:33 AM #17
Spot the Machine - 3211.
What he did have (pertinent to this thread) is a Pickles chisel mortiser.
Pic11.jpg That's it, centre of picture.
Pic2.jpg Pic5.jpg Note the pressed steel tag "3211".
Pic3a.jpg Pic1.jpg And the painted "3211".
Pic4.jpg Motor and gearbox/clutch?
Pic7.jpg That square chisel is HUGE
John Pickles & Son Ltd. of Hebden Bridge, England. Serial No.3990.
And a quick quote so Allison gets notified of another Pickles - in a boatyard what's more...
Gatherer of rusty
15th Aug 2019, 10:08 AM #18
Look at all the dust extraction pipework...quick wheres BobLLife expectancy would grow by leaps and bounds if green vegetables smelled as good as bacon.
15th Aug 2019, 11:06 AM #19
There were two separate extraction systems. 20 or so years later (late 1970s), for some reason (probably one of the two fans needed replacement) they decided to modify that pipework, by diverting the smaller system into the larger one. We (two young tradesmen) had just come out of our time, and had no experience of large ductwork. In fact the only experience was with small pressurised systems in passenger carriages.
The company put up scaffolding. We approached the boss asking about design. He just said connect it from there to there, and use that galvanised sheet steel. So, over a period of a week or two we made it all up and fitted it, and they took the scaffolding away. When they started the system up a few days later the vacuum collapsed the new ducting . Sucked it flat . There was a fair amount of laughter in the Wood Mill that day. It wasn't our fault , we were just doing what we were told.
Anyway, they couldn't justify more scaffolding (probably head office would have been shirty - I'd guess the boss kept it quiet and didn't tell them) so we made up new (thicker) ducting and installed it working off the electric cherry-picker.
I'll bet if it had gone right the first time I wouldn't even remember they had chip extraction...
Cheers, Vann.Gatherer of rusty
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