"bed shears"????? Not that familiar with Oz language.
But once it was a hive of industry, it’s now Yorkshire’s version of Detroit
We’ll never get used to the way the world changes, well I won’t, I’m sure, machinery, cars everything, I watched a renovation of a corvette on a channel, the adverts came on, another bland formless electric golf buggy they called a car, it was an insult to call it design.
I’ve used a few Mitchell lathes in the 70s, a lot were installed in college settings as a precursor to industrial machines like DSG etc, very robust machines, hard to break.