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Report - George Dyke Ltd Forgemasters - Willenhall - May 2014

Discussion in 'Industrial Sites' started by Speed, May 3, 2014.

  1. Speed

    Speed Got Epic?
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    Another little gem. We first spotted this last year just before it closed. It looked derelict back then! Thankfully they have left quite a bit behind. Its just keeps coming right now! :thumb

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    Have you been made un-employed or something ?

    A.N Other full of win thread, glad to see you have managed to overcome the 3 year CBA finally :p:
     
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    Ha no just found myself with alot of free time so far this year. Last year was shit, this year i just sad fuck it and have taken the risks/put the effort in/got on with it. Clebby has helped alot too, good to have someone around who A. is capable B. is keen C. is reliable! (lol).. The only thing that worrys me is that all these 'new' places this year have all been on the rader for a while, not new discoveries, just loose ends tied up but we are running out in this neck of the woods again.. need to spread our wings i guess..
     
  4. Ojay

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    Amen.
     
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    A proper Gem, I would love to spend a day in there with my grease gun a wire brush, some rags and tools, cheers for posting this, I am glad that they are still in business.
     
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    Surprised you haven't moved in Speed and set up shop there. Nice find.
     
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    beautiful! I thought as I turned pc on that I'm missing heavy oily stuff on here, living near leicester is all well and good but its all light duty stuff, then I see this thread! Nice one, nothing like some forging presses and a jig borer to start the day!
     
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    Wow, brilliant find :thumb

    Added to my list!
     
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    Nice ones :)

    Nice to see the old "Heavy" machinery in good nick and not a huge pile of Pigeon sh#t in sight ....win
     
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    That Morcom compressor is similar to the ones that are still insitu at Tower colliery. Great find.
     
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    Mining was the first thing I thought when I saw them, because of the 'JOY' component on the right hand side...

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    This is a WN-112 Joy Sullivan ( later became Joy Manufacturing Co) Riciprocating Air Compressor, 14" LP piston and 8" HP piston. I worked at Gedling Colliery as Compressor Fitter from 84 till its close and had to service and maintain 5 of these beauties, although they look hard work they were immensly reliable requiring very little maintenace other than topping up the auto oiler (12" sq block at front in middle) The large cylinder at the rear with 'JOY' written on it is the LP Intercooler. I was at my happiest in my working career whilst at Gedling and would return in a flash given the chance. The loss of the coal industry will be regretted on a scale so immense that one day we will ask ourselves how we evr got to this position. The destruction of the industry and loss of so many jobs is a legacy that has left the country in the big s**t that will continue for decades to come. Sorry to waffle. Anyway, it made me very sad to see this old girl no longer running. When you had five of these goping the air in the compressor house would actually pulse and many lads would refuse to enter the comp house as it scared them...me, I love it.
     
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    a big Joy miner at National Mining Museum

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