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    Hi the 1st hammer u asked about was the 25t beche ( a beast ) lol the 2nd is the 15cwt ring hammer the driver ( chris) controlls it with his hands on a lever which attatches to the air valve which drives the hammer piston .im the guy forging the ring on it .1st time ive seen this video and its great to see .we have been tookover by alcoa and were still going strong

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    Hey Scott1, welcome to the PM forums! And thank you very much for your reply!

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    Nice video!! Thanks!

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    Would be more appropriate to have this added to the Chinese outdoor forge video from a couple of years back....can't find it of course!



    about :10 in, sphincter clenching.

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    Chaps,
    I started work in the die sinking shop which was next door to the forge way back in 1962 at the tender age of 15 when the facility belonged to English Steel Corp.
    The forge was a very busy place with many drop hammers and the traditional steam hammers with the noise being horrendous. I see from the vid that there is not much going on now which I guess is down to lots of competition from Asia.
    The counter blow hammer thats if its the same one that was in operation when i was there has an interesting history. Not sure of its age but it was built by a German co Beche & Grohs which is ironical as at one stage during WW2 it was the only hammer in UK producing cranks for the Merlin engines.
    This machine at the time was an absolute life safer for Britain.
    I remember when there was a terrible accident with this hammer when one of the four dowels that locate the top and bottom dies came loose got trapped when the dies came together then spit out at great speed and decapitated a foreman who was standing some distance away. His son worked in the die sinking shop.
    The B&G hammer could take top and bottom dies the biggest being 14 tons appease. These are big blocks of steel and make quite a noise when they meet plus the smoke and scale from the oil and wet sawdust thrown in to remove the scale. Due to environmental concerns I guess they will use another method of doing this now.

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    Thanks for sharing


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