John Bancroft

My pages:

Page link: Notable Orders: 1890s
Notable Orders: 1890s
A selection of orders received towards the turn of the century
Page link: Fielding & Platt - into the 1980s
Fielding & Platt - into the 1980s
A proposal for development of the site, prepared by the Preece Payne Partnership, in 1979
Page link: 150th Anniversary Reunion Photo Album
150th Anniversary Reunion Photo Album
Photographs from an album prepared by John Davis, available to all on the day
Page link: Modern Hydraulic Machinery - Tweddell's System
Modern Hydraulic Machinery - Tweddell's System
A complete hardback catalogue of machinery, dated 1915
Page link: Illustration of Ralph Hart Tweddell's Improved Hydraulic Rivetter
Illustration of Ralph Hart Tweddell's Improved Hydraulic Rivetter
from the Papers of Ralph Hart Tweddell, 1843-1895
Page link: The Employment of Hydraulic Machinery in Engineering Workshops
The Employment of Hydraulic Machinery in Engineering Workshops
from the Papers of Ralph Hart Tweddell, 1843-1895
Page link: Institution of Mechanical Engineers - Memoirs, July 1895
Institution of Mechanical Engineers - Memoirs, July 1895
from the Papers of Ralph Hart Tweddell, 1843-1895
Page link: Hydraulic Rivetting, Tweddell's System, 1882, A Catalogue
Hydraulic Rivetting, Tweddell's System, 1882, A Catalogue
from the Papers of Ralph Hart Tweddell, 1843-1895
Page link: Modern Hydraulic Machine Tools and Appliances
Modern Hydraulic Machine Tools and Appliances
from the Papers of Ralph Hart Tweddell, 1843-1895
Page link: Tweddell on the Application of Forging by Hydraulic Pressure
Tweddell on the Application of Forging by Hydraulic Pressure
from the Papers of Ralph Hart Tweddell, 1843-1895
Page link: Tweddell and McDonnell on Hydraulic Machine Tools, March 1883
Tweddell and McDonnell on Hydraulic Machine Tools, March 1883
from the Papers of Ralph Hart Tweddell, 1843-1895
Page link: The Application of Water-Pressure to Machine Tools and Appliances, March, 1890
The Application of Water-Pressure to Machine Tools and Appliances, March, 1890
from the Papers of Ralph Hart Tweddell, 1843-1895
Page link: A Paper on Direct-Acting Hydraulic Machinery, June, 1877
A Paper on Direct-Acting Hydraulic Machinery, June, 1877
from the Papers of Ralph Hart Tweddell, 1843-1895
Page link: Portraits, No.5
Portraits, No.5
from the Papers of Ralph Hart Tweddell, 1843-1895
Page link: Obituary, from 'The Machinery Market', 1st Oct, 1895
Obituary, from 'The Machinery Market', 1st Oct, 1895
from the Papers of Ralph Hart Tweddell, 1843-1895
Page link: Biographical Sketch of Ralph Hart Tweddell, dated 1895
Biographical Sketch of Ralph Hart Tweddell, dated 1895
from the Papers of Ralph Hart Tweddell, 1843-1895
Page link: Progress of the Tweddell System of Hydraulic Rivetting
Progress of the Tweddell System of Hydraulic Rivetting
from the Papers of Ralph Hart Tweddell, 1843-1895
Page link: Obituary from
Obituary from "The Times"
from the Papers of Ralph Hart Tweddell, 1843-1895
Page link: List of Contents
List of Contents
from the Papers of Ralph Hart Tweddell, 1843-1895
Page link: List of Medals
List of Medals
from the Papers of Ralph Hart Tweddell, 1843-1895
Page link: Ralph Hart Tweddell, C.E.
Ralph Hart Tweddell, C.E.
An engineer and inventor ahead of his time!
Page link: Chauffeur Arthur Jones!
Chauffeur Arthur Jones!
Cleaning cars
Page link: 40 ton Boiler-End Rivetter, with Boiler
40 ton Boiler-End Rivetter, with Boiler
Order and customer unknown, c.1946
Page link: Portable machining equipment working on platen press cylinders
Portable machining equipment working on platen press cylinders
Possibly taken in-situ at Permalli, Gloucester c.1970
Page link: H3 Pumps fitted with Float Gear
H3 Pumps fitted with Float Gear
Built for stock, c.1943
Page link: 'Dynapak' components, more photographs taken in the 1960s and 1970s
'Dynapak' components, more photographs taken in the 1960s and 1970s
Yet more components produced by a single strike, note their complex shapes and grain structures
Page link: 16MN Horizontal Extrusion Press, view taken at erection
16MN Horizontal Extrusion Press, view taken at erection
Order E92950 for Purso Oy, Finland, c.1977
Page link: 200 ton Briquetting Press under erection
200 ton Briquetting Press under erection
Order B92330 for GKN Contracting Ltd., Redditch, for Poland, c.1977
Page link: 2750 ton Horizontal Extrusion Press, views taken on site
2750 ton Horizontal Extrusion Press, views taken on site
Order 66260 for High Duty Alloys Ltd., Workington, c.1966
Page link: 400 ton Three-Mould Slab Press, view taken on site.
400 ton Three-Mould Slab Press, view taken on site.
Order 64320 for Fiege & Bertoli GmbH, Dusseldorf, Germany, c.1964
Page link: 12
12" Heavy Duty Scrap Metal Baler, views taken on site
Order 65190 for High Duty Alloys Ltd., Workington, c.1966
Page link: 50 tons/sq.in Hydrostatic Vertical Extrusion Press, extruding wire
50 tons/sq.in Hydrostatic Vertical Extrusion Press, extruding wire
Order 65390 for U.K.A.E.A., Harwell, c.1965
Page link: Open Gap Press, with man
Open Gap Press, with man
Photograph taken c.1951
Page link: A weight-loaded Hydraulic Accumulator
A weight-loaded Hydraulic Accumulator
Photograph registered c.1952
Page link: Copy of 'Davy' Toggle Shell Bander
Copy of 'Davy' Toggle Shell Bander
Photograph recorded c.1936
Page link: An Air/Water Hydraulic Accumulator Station
An Air/Water Hydraulic Accumulator Station
Photographs taken on a site c.1954
Page link: A Horizontal Water-Powered Piercing Press
A Horizontal Water-Powered Piercing Press
Photographs taken at Vickers Armstrong Ltd., Newcastle, c.1962
Page link: Milwaukee Briquetter
Milwaukee Briquetter
Photograph taken c.1971
Page link: 80 ton Circular Concrete Block Press
80 ton Circular Concrete Block Press
Order and customer unknown, c.1950
Page link: 400 ton Single-Mould Kerb Press
400 ton Single-Mould Kerb Press
Order 6573 for S. Marshall & Sons, Halifax, c.1950
Page link: Engineering Specification
Engineering Specification
H3 Hydraulic Pump (O/No. 61340)
Page link: Engineering Specification
Engineering Specification
850 ton Vertical Extrusion Press (O/No. 62440)
Page link: Engineering Specification
Engineering Specification
780 ton Lead Extrusion Press (O/No. 5339/46)
Page link: Engineering Specification
Engineering Specification
1450 ton Vertical 'Serck' Extrusion Press (O/No. 61280)
Page link: Engineering Specification
Engineering Specification
350 ton Solder Extrusion Press (O/No. 63680)
Page link: Engineering Specification
Engineering Specification
1800 ton Carbon Extrusion Press (O/No. 6700/55)
Page link: Engineering Specification
Engineering Specification
700 ton 'Fittings' Press (O/No. 63690)
Page link: Engineering Specification
Engineering Specification
400 ton Horizontal Stretching Machine (O/No. 64460)
Page link: Engineering Specification
Engineering Specification
250 ton Horizontal Stretching Machine (O/No. 60180)
Page link: Engineering Specification
Engineering Specification
150 ton Mobile Rail Manipulator (O/No. 57260)
Page link: Engineering Specification
Engineering Specification
2000 ton Wheel Dishing Press (O/No. 57730)
Page link: Engineering Specification
Engineering Specification
3600 ton Plate Bender (O/No. 5555/46)
Page link: Engineering Specification
Engineering Specification
400 ton Open Gap Forming Press (O/No. 62660)
Page link: Engineering Specification
Engineering Specification
750 ton Downstroking Flanging Press (O/No. 5166/45)
Page link: Engineering Specification
Engineering Specification
1000 ton Hydraulic Flanging Press (O/No. 5602/46)
Page link: Engineering Specification
Engineering Specification
1500 ton Hydraulic Chassis Frame Flanging Press (O/No. 6775/32)
Page link: Engineering Specification
Engineering Specification
2000/500 ton Horizontal Extrusion Press (O/No. 5130/53)
Page link: Engineering Specification
Engineering Specification
750 ton self-contained, direct-pumped, horizontal extrusion press (O/No. 60280)
Page link: Engineering Specification
Engineering Specification
1600 ton Horizontal 'Package type' Extrusion Press (O/No. 65580)
Page link: Engineering Specification
Engineering Specification
2750 ton horizontal 'package type' extrusion press (O/No. 64530)
Page link: Engineering Specification
Engineering Specification
2500 ton Lead Cable Sheathing Press (O/No. 6740/55)
Page link: Engineering Specification
Engineering Specification
100 ton Furnace Pusher Unit (O/No. 6220/55)
Page link: Photographs from an early order book
Photographs from an early order book
Some typical pages from the 1880s order book
Page link: 100 ton Furnace Pusher, view taken on site
100 ton Furnace Pusher, view taken on site
Order 6220 for Priest Furnaces Ltd., installed at Dorman Long, Lackenby Works, c.1955
Page link: Notable Orders: 1880s
Notable Orders: 1880s
A selection of orders received during the company's infancy.
Page link: Engineering Specification
Engineering Specification
2500 ton Powder Press (O/No. 6020/55)
Page link: Engineering Specification
Engineering Specification
350 ton Tubular Cold Forming Press (O/No. 59780)
Page link: Engineering Specification
Engineering Specification
4000 ton Rubber Die Press (O/No. 8352/38)
Page link: Engineering Specification
Engineering Specification
12" 'Fielding' Heavy-Duty Cube Baler (O/No. 64280)
Page link: Engineering Specifications
Engineering Specifications
SCB1, SCB2 and SCB3 type Scrap Metal Balers (O/Nos. 67040, 67070 and 56800)
Page link: Engineering Specification
Engineering Specification
280 ton Multi-Daylight Veneer Press (O/No. 5590/55)
Page link: Engineering Specification
Engineering Specification
310 ton Multi-Daylight Platen Press (O/No. 58540)
Page link: Engineering Specification
Engineering Specification
New High-Speed Triple-Compression Shearer/Baler (O/No. B76330)
Page link: Engineering Specification
Engineering Specification
400 ton Self-Contained 3-Mould Concrete Slab & Kerb Press (O/No. 58160)
Page link: Engineering Specification
Engineering Specification
400 ton Self-Contained Single-Mould Concrete Slab & Kerb Press (O/No. 64100)
Page link: Engineering Specification
Engineering Specification
1070 ton Grinding Wheel Press (O/No. 6750/55)
Page link: Engineering Specification
Engineering Specification
700 ton Gag Press (O/No. 60620)
Page link: Engineering Specification
Engineering Specification
400 ton Shell Drawing Press (O/No. 59420)
Page link: Engineering Specification
Engineering Specification
1000 ton Shell Piercing Press (O/No. 59410)
Page link: Engineering Specification
Engineering Specification
Model 1220D 'Dynapak' (O/Nos. 63760, 66430)
Page link: Engineering Specification
Engineering Specification
400 ton Treble-Action Deep-Drawing Press (O/No. 3300/51)
Page link: Engineering Specification
Engineering Specification
3000 ton Vertical Self-Contained Plate Bending Press (O/No. 57560)
Page link: Engineering Specification
Engineering Specification
400 ton Open Gap Press (O/No. 5070/53)
Page link: Engineering Specification
Engineering Specification
1200 ton Downstroking Flanging Press (O/No.57700)
Page link: Engineering Specification
Engineering Specification
1000 ton Self-Contained Direct-Pumped Horizontal Extrusion Press (O/No. 58470)
Page link: Engineering Specification
Engineering Specification
1000 ton Horizontal Extrusion Press (O/No. 58090)
Page link: Engineering Specification
Engineering Specification
1300 ton Horizontal 'Package Type' Extrusion Press (O/No. 63510)
Page link: Engineering Specification
Engineering Specification
1500 ton Direct-Pumped Horizontal Extrusion Press (O/No. 60360)
Page link: Engineering Specification
Engineering Specification
1500 ton Indirect Horizontal Extrusion Press (O/No. 63370)
Page link: Engineering Specification
Engineering Specification
1600 ton (1790 U.S. ton) Horizontal Extrusion Press (O/Nos. 63230, 64070, 64200)
Page link: Engineering Specification
Engineering Specification
1750 ton Horizontal Extrusion Press (O/No. 62220)
Page link: Engineering Specification
Engineering Specification
1000 ton Vertical 'Serck' Extrusion Press (O/No. 58270)
Page link: Engineering Specification
Engineering Specification
3000 ton Horizontal Extrusion Press (O/No. 4270/52)
Page link: Engineering Specification
Engineering Specification
70 U.S. ton Stretching & Detwisting Machine (O/No. 64540)
Page link: Engineering Specification
Engineering Specification
2500 ton Horizontal Four-Column Extrusion Press (O/No. 65240)
Page link: Engineering Specification
Engineering Specification
2500 ton Forging Press (O/No. 5655/47)
Page link: Engineering Specification
Engineering Specification
600 ton Forging Press (O/No. 5440/54)
Page link: Engineering Specification
Engineering Specification
3000 ton Forging/Extrusion Press (O/No. 61370)
Page link: Engineering Specification
Engineering Specification
2000 ton Dishing & Flanging Press (O/No. 57570)
Page link: Engineering Specification
Engineering Specification
4500 ton Heavy Flanging & Dishing Press (O/No. 6260/55)
Page link: Engineering Specification
Engineering Specification
9000 ton Multi-Daylight (Hot) Platen Press (O/No. 63170)
Page link: Engineering Specification
Engineering Specification
3500 ton Horizontal Extrusion Press (O/No. 63360)
Page link: Engineering Specification
Engineering Specification
50 ton Hydrostatic Extrusion Press (O/No. 65040)
Page link: Engineering Specification
Engineering Specification
1600/80 ton Horizontal Hydrostatic Extrusion Press (O/No. 65630)
Page link: Engineering Specification
Engineering Specification
Heavy-Duty Triple-Compression Scrap Baler (O/No. 6330/55)
Page link: 300 ton Upstroking Armature Forcing Press
300 ton Upstroking Armature Forcing Press
Order 3480 for Runstone Co., Austria, c.1951
Page link: Edge Gluing Machine
Edge Gluing Machine
Order 3630 for Gomme Ltd., c.1951
Page link: 350 ton Friction Press
350 ton Friction Press
Order 3670 for Omes Ltd, London, c.1952
Page link: 80 ton Calcium Silicate Press
80 ton Calcium Silicate Press
Order 66520 for Cape Insulation Ltd., Stirling, c.1966
Page link: Engineering Specification
Engineering Specification
100 ton Stretching & Detwisting Machine (O/No. 63560)
Page link: Engineering Specification
Engineering Specification
3900 ton Hydraulic Plate Stretching Machine (O/No. 62020)
Page link: Engineering Specification
Engineering Specification
1200 ton Horizontal Stretching Machine (O/No. 60750)
Page link: 3500 ton Horizontal Extrusion Press
3500 ton Horizontal Extrusion Press
Order 61360 for Henry Wiggin & Co. Ltd., Hereford, c.1961
Page link: Engineering Specification
Engineering Specification
3500 ton Horizontal Extrusion Press (O/No. 61360)
Page link: Fielding Horizontal Diesel Engine, Serial No. 040060
Fielding Horizontal Diesel Engine, Serial No. 040060
Location, Ayr, North Queensland, Australia
Page link: 16MN Horizontal Aluminium Extrusion Press and Associated Plant
16MN Horizontal Aluminium Extrusion Press and Associated Plant
Order 301-65570 for Lama Petroleum Ltd., for Syria, c.1993
Page link: Photographs of 'Fielding' 16MN Extrusion Press
Photographs of 'Fielding' 16MN Extrusion Press
for Lama Petroleum Ltd., for Syria, order 301-65570, c.1993
Page link: Photographs of 'Edwards' Extrusion Handling Equipment
Photographs of 'Edwards' Extrusion Handling Equipment
for Lama Petroleum Ltd., for Syria, order 301-65570, c.1993
Page link: Photographs of 'Mechatherm' Log Heater and Hot Log Shear
Photographs of 'Mechatherm' Log Heater and Hot Log Shear
for Lama Petroleum Ltd., for Syria, order 301-65570, c.1993
Page link: Photographs of 'Mechatherm' Ageing Oven and Die Oven
Photographs of 'Mechatherm' Ageing Oven and Die Oven
for Lama Petroleum Ltd., for Syria, order 301-65570, c.1993
Page link: Photographs of 'Galvasol' Anodising Equipment
Photographs of 'Galvasol' Anodising Equipment
for Lama Petroleum Ltd., for Syria, order 301-65570, c.1993
Page link: Photographs of 'Robopac' Wrapping Machine
Photographs of 'Robopac' Wrapping Machine
for Lama Petroleum Ltd., for Syria, order 301-65570, c.1993
Page link: Photographs of site views taken inside the factory
Photographs of site views taken inside the factory
for Lama Petroleum Ltd., for Syria, order 301-65570, c.1993
Page link: Photographs of site views taken outside the factory
Photographs of site views taken outside the factory
for Lama Petroleum Ltd., for Syria, order 301-65570, c.1993
Page link: Photographs of equipment
Photographs of equipment
for Lama Petroleum Ltd., for Syria, order 301-65570, c.1993
Page link: Heavy Duty Hydraulic Cylinders
Heavy Duty Hydraulic Cylinders
A leaflet describing a non-standard range of hydraulic cylinders
Page link: Fielding & Platt Brochure
Fielding & Platt Brochure
General Press Digest, c.1970s
Page link: 6.5MN Horizontal DDI Press and 12MN Vertical Cupping Press with Tooling & associated equipment
6.5MN Horizontal DDI Press and 12MN Vertical Cupping Press with Tooling & associated equipment
Order 19-66120 for N K Gas Cylinders, Busan, South Korea, c.1997
Page link: Henry Berry Radiator Core Machines
Henry Berry Radiator Core Machines
Orders and customers unknown, c.1995 - 1998
Page link: Henry Berry Tyre Rolling Machine
Henry Berry Tyre Rolling Machine
Order and customer unknown, c.1995 - 1998
Page link: Mild steel milk cans
Mild steel milk cans
Photograph taken c.1949
Page link: BRODE Manipulator
BRODE Manipulator
Photographs taken c.1963
Page link: Plant List
Plant List
A leaflet describing the capacity of equipment offered by the company, c.1970s
Page link: Fielding Petter Oil Engines
Fielding Petter Oil Engines
Two oil engines - no details of age or customers, c..1930s