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Report - Oilite Bearings, Ipswich, Jan 2010

Discussion in 'Industrial Sites' started by Brick_Man, Mar 8, 2010.

  1. Brick_Man

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    One of the first sites on my list for my little 10day trip daan saaf. Hooked up with Speed, and went for a look.

    Oilite was a specialist bearing manufacturer (& remanufacturer from what I could see) based out of Ipswich, most of the bearings for automotive application.

    The site was closed down in approx 2006/7 and is now in a right old state, the only area really worth note was the testing labs, all sorts of fun stuff to play with in there ;)

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    The front door!


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    Most of the inside looked like this


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    most of the outside looked like this!



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    Employee wash basins


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    A place for busted & abused tools to hide out


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    as there wasn't all that much in the way of big machinary to play with, I focused mostly on detail of what was left.


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    Even the invoices & purchase orders said that they were in administraton, there were loads like this, Oilite obviously circled the drain for a considerable period of time.



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    Say it with flowers, say it with plastic flowers, that will make everything right again :/



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    Oilite obviously had links with Rover & Landrover, judging by the state of the packing crates I'm gonna say it was for remanufacturing of bearings for some of the contracts?


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    Recipricating saw, mmm juicy.


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    This is typical of what the site looks like from the outside, absolutly trashed. However, don't judge a book by its cover, always look inside ;)


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    pull for win


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    Inside was the testing labs, all manor of meturlagy, x ray and chemical testing equipment lurked inside, we had a quick bash tidying the room up a bit, make it look a bit more presentable.


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    mystery machine!


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    Distil it

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    ChemiKhaL warfare


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    Unfortunatly there wasn't many exciting bits of paper left, most have already been used to build cable fires :(


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    The last building left was the welfare buidling, consisting of locker rooms, canteen, smoking room, tv watching room (!?) some toilets and a mini first aid room.

    Overall, worth an hour or so potter about the place, and theres other things that can be done in Ipswich, all combined make for a nice day out!
     

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