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Old 11-23-2020, 05:58 AM   #1
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This comes up well on a big screen
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Old 11-23-2020, 07:27 AM   #2
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A stamping machine
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When I was a kid there was a story about a man who worked at the Geelong factory stamping out panels.
One day the press didn't come down ... and so he looked up inside to see what was going on?

Strawberry jam.
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Old 11-23-2020, 09:30 AM   #3
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Awesome. Just spent a while scrolling through the the whole bunch. Thanks for sharing.
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Old 11-23-2020, 09:54 AM   #4
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Great happy snaps of the way it was.
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Old 11-23-2020, 10:36 AM   #5
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Quite interesting, Thanks.
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Thank you for posting!
Like Licensed to kill, I also browsed through all of the photos in the collection - very nice work on display.
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Old 11-23-2020, 12:55 PM   #7
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That is neat Makes you wonder what happened to that little '28 Roadster.

At the John Deere Harvester Wks., Dept. 104, they do the big panel stampings. When the machines cycle and drop there is a loud boom and the floor shakes. The machines are set on 20 foot deep floor concrete pilings.

Anyway it is a bit more safe than that guy you were talking about that looked up into the presses and got squished. Those machines take four operators, two feeding the stock on one side and two taking the new part out on the other. To activate the press, both sets of hand buttons have to be pressed at the same time by two operators and you have to keep your hands on them thru the cycle. The buttons are set over your head high and you have to be away from the press before it will cycle, there are laser beams that will stop it the minute they are tripped.

No strawberry jam there today however in the old days they told me that the jam was flowing pretty regularly, lots of missing fingers/hands/arms.
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Old 11-23-2020, 01:29 PM   #8
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I saw a drop press operating in person around 1982 or so. Not the largest one, but still plenty big. No mistaking the thunder of the drop. It was amazing to see the instantaneous transformation from sheet to part.

Anyone know how long it took to change the dies to make a different part?
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Old 11-23-2020, 03:04 PM   #9
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Lots of really nice photos in that link. Thanks for posting it.
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Old 11-23-2020, 06:33 PM   #10
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A stamping machine
https://www.facebook.com/imbuedwithh...87777924723627

When I was a kid there was a story about a man who worked at the Geelong factory stamping out panels.
One day the press didn't come down ... and so he looked up inside to see what was going on?

Strawberry jam.
Thanks, first time I ever heard that story !
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Old 11-24-2020, 03:39 PM   #11
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Wonderful: Thanks for sharing!
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Old 11-24-2020, 07:37 PM   #12
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My Dad worked in a steel mill before WW2 and he had a story about a guy falling into a ladle of molten steel. Nothing left to save.
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Old 11-25-2020, 06:54 PM   #13
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I saw in a Model T history book that they lubed the sheet metal with soap suds before the press hit it. Don't know if that was still true in Model A days....maybe they graduated to Barbasol.
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