Post By Kees
Post By dinosaur
Post By Anorak Bob
Waldrich Coburg 1954 factory movie
Better than Batman....
Fun starts at 5:00 .German spoken, but lot of great machinery to spot there: VDF , Pfauter, Maag.
It would be great to find such a movie of the Deckel fatory or ,( my favorite ) from the Heidenreich und Harbeck Werkzeugzeugmaschinenfabrik.Pretty sure such movies where made.
Only 9 years after the war. Most machinery builders around the world used Waldrich Coburg Planers and Way Grinders.
Interesting how young the training started then. Looks like the boys aren't a day over 14 at around the 9:15 mark. No need for shop class at school
In 1970 I worked with a German machinist here in Canada. He laughed as he told us that as an apprentice he saw all the worn out machinery shipped off to France as war reparations. The result was all brand new machine tools arriving in all the German shops. Just who really lost ??? LOL We can thank the massive infusion of food and money after WW2 to win the hearts and minds of the German people.
Aren't MAAG gear grinders neat!
I always loved watching all the motions necessary to generate the involute profile.
Thank you Kees for posting the movie.
I was in Munich last year and naturally visited the Deutsches Museum. I took a few photos, here are some of the museum's 1954 Waldrich Coburg open sided planer.
Krike, Bob...Looked at the photos before i read your text...
Was hoping that machine was in your shop....
Great post! Thanks.
I think I saw some child labor there in the scraping/fitting room?
Herr Singer has the same type of shaper to overhaul the Deckel machines. I wouldn't be surprices if it is a 1954 vintage machine still doing the job every day.
Originally Posted by AlfaGTA
A modern video (2008) is on youtube:
Imagefilm - Englisch.wmv - YouTube
Imagefilm - Deutsch.wmv - YouTube
Standard Euro tile floor !
Originally Posted by Anorak Bob
Thank you so much for posting this. Goes to show how a country can have a robust machine tool industry when it's not fettered by things like a socialistical system of health care. Uhhh, no, wait, uh never mind. :-)
Originally Posted by hudson-ch
Thanks for posting that video Kees.
I enjoyed watching it.
A few more photos
I managed to take over a thousand photos at the Museum over 2 days. The planer, along with a Junkers corrugated aluminium clad monoplane were my favourite objet d'arte.
Here are a few more planer photos. The table is roughly 1500mm in length.
ps. I'm fumbling around with "manage attachments". Sorry about the mess.
Last edited by Anorak Bob; 08-13-2012 at 06:10 AM.
Reason: 1500 not 150.