1970s

Here you can see photographs of Special Presses made by Fielding and Platt in the 1970s.

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Page link: 8 ton Mobile Manipulator, supplied to British Steel, River Don Works, Sheffield.
8 ton Mobile Manipulator, supplied to British Steel, River Don Works, Sheffield.
Order X78940 for Wellman Mechanical Equipment Ltd., Wednesbury, c.1971
Page link: 2000 ton Vertical Downstroking Press under construction in the new fitting shop
2000 ton Vertical Downstroking Press under construction in the new fitting shop
Order V77990 for G K N Sankey Ltd., Telford, c.1971
Page link: 2000 ton Pierce Press, under construction in the new fitting shop
2000 ton Pierce Press, under construction in the new fitting shop
Order X78000 for Chesterfield Tube Ltd., Chesterfield, c.1972
Page link: 275 ton Pushbench, under construction in the new fitting shop
275 ton Pushbench, under construction in the new fitting shop
Order X78010 for Chesterfield Tube Ltd., Chesterfield, c.1972
Page link: 350 ton Billet Piercing Press, views taken in the works
350 ton Billet Piercing Press, views taken in the works
Order X78860 for Wednesbury Tube, Bilston, c.1971
Page link: 1000 ton Downstroking 'Fielding/Clearing' Mechanical Press, Type SE4-1000-108-60
1000 ton Downstroking 'Fielding/Clearing' Mechanical Press, Type SE4-1000-108-60
Order C84800 for Vauxhall Motors Ltd., Luton, c.1973
Page link: Views of the assembly of a Davy Rolling Mill, for overseas
Views of the assembly of a Davy Rolling Mill, for overseas
Order G89460 for Loewy Robertson, Poole, Dorset, c.1975
Page link: 500 ton Straightening & Trimming Press
500 ton Straightening & Trimming Press
Order X87460 for v/o Metallurgimport, USSR, c.1974
Page link: 750 ton Straightening & Trimming Press
750 ton Straightening & Trimming Press
Order X87470 for v/o Metallurgimport, USSR, c.1974
Page link: 3100 ton Vertical Hydraulic Press, for shipment to Poland
3100 ton Vertical Hydraulic Press, for shipment to Poland
Order V89580 for Norton Abrasives Ltd, Welwyn Garden City, c.1975
Page link: 1000 ton Vertical Downstroking Press
1000 ton Vertical Downstroking Press
Order V89770 for GKN Sankey Ltd., Telford, c.1975
Page link: One 16 Size 3 Reduction Drive Unit
One 16 Size 3 Reduction Drive Unit
Order G91420 for Cable Belt Ltd., supplied to NCB Trentham Drift, Ham Colliary, c.1976
Page link: Refurbished 500 ton Craig & Donald Mechanical Press
Refurbished 500 ton Craig & Donald Mechanical Press
Order G93760 for Ford Ltd., Daganham, c.1977
Page link: 30 ton Railbound Manipulator
30 ton Railbound Manipulator
Order G95840/50 for Davy-Loewy, Sheffield, c.1979