Stretchers

Here you can see photographs and hear memories of stretching machines made by Fielding and Platt.

Stretching machines stretched either metal sections or sheets in order to remove the internal stresses thereby stabilizing the material. 

If you remember designing, machining, fitting, installing or maintaining any of the Stretchers here please share your memories of working on them. You can do this by clicking on the machine you worked on, scrolling to the bottom of the page and clicking on the words Add a comment about this page.

Page link: At Full Stretch
At Full Stretch
A film telling the story of the design, manufacture, and installation of the 3900 ton Stretcher that helped build Concorde
Category link: Photographs of Stretching Machines
Photographs of Stretching Machines
See images of Fielding's Stretchers and share your memories of working on them