1976 movie about Heidenreich & Harbeck factory closing
I am trying to figure stuff out about a 1986 Heidenreich & Harbeck Hamburg 540 and found this movie:
Google Image Result for http://labournet.tv/sites/default/files/imagecache/player400_4x3/video_picture/harbeck2.jpg
It is an old movie about the H&H factory closing and it gives some interesting details. Since it is mostly interviews you need to comprehend german (preferably even north-german).
Today its a data point, back then of course it was a tragedy.
Does anyone know where a 1986 Hamburg 540 might have been produced? Moelln?
PS picture says: "The Gildemeister board of directors is a gang of crooks"
One of my favorite lathe manufactures.Awesome machines.I Have a late 60's S-500.As far as I Know( which isn't too far) Gildemeister was and are crooks.Alot of big companies left today are.I guess if you don't cheat you don't win. Maybe when they were giving the gildemeister suites the tour someone should have placed the ends of their ties on a spinning shaft,you know that way they could really get to know what they were buying. To bad I understand very little German as I might of got more from the video,forth generation in the States and all but a few words are lost to my ears.
I know the Hamburg 250 was made in Poland by Famot
They were also sold as a Famot TUM 35
Perhaps the 540 also was made in Poland but never sold rebranded
A college of mine sold Polisch machinery and he told me he was suprised by the number of machinery made in Poland as being made in Germany in the 80ies
Peter from Holland