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Post by Stanley » 15 Nov 2019, 03:33

I'm pushing you too hard, I shall come clean. The cast iron is normal grade but is made glass-hard (and brittle) during casting by casting on a 'chill' in the mould which encourages fast cooling 'freezing' the iron while it is in transition through the various crystalline structures. This produces 'white iron' , a fault in a normal casting because it causes machining problems but in the ploughshare is a great advantage, giving very good resistance to abrasive wear.
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Post by Gloria » 15 Nov 2019, 08:19

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Post by Tizer » 15 Nov 2019, 12:43

I didn't know about white iron but found this on Wikipedia...
`White iron is too brittle for use in many structural components, but with good hardness and abrasion resistance and relatively low cost, it finds use in such applications as the wear surfaces (impeller and volute) of slurry pumps, shell liners and lifter bars in ball mills and autogenous grinding mills, balls and rings in coal pulverisers, and the teeth of a backhoe's digging bucket (although cast medium-carbon martensitic steel is more common for this application).' LINK

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Post by Tizer » 15 Nov 2019, 16:56

Well, that didn't last long! I suspected it might be too easy for OG members. Well done and thanks for the video!

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Post by Stanley » 16 Nov 2019, 03:27

I have the book.... Some of the weird inventions they used did work though.
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Post by Stanley » 17 Nov 2019, 05:09

Try this one.....

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Made in Barlick by Brown and Pickles, Jim Fort and Johnny Pickles in the picture. But what exactly is it?
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Post by Cathy » 17 Nov 2019, 06:42

Is it one of those machines where you put envelopes in one bit and letters (namely accounts) in another bit and somehow the machine folds the letter, slips it into the envelope (window faced of course) then seals the envelope and francs it. ?? No I didn’t think so
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Post by Stanley » 17 Nov 2019, 06:50

No Cathy, heavy metal machining.... But don't lose heart! There is a big clue in the image!
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Post by Gloria » 17 Nov 2019, 08:10

Copy lathe?
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Post by Marilyn » 17 Nov 2019, 08:35

For the woman who has everything. A machine to sort and roll the kid's socks...

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Post by plaques » 17 Nov 2019, 08:58

Has the phallic symbol on the chalk board anything to do with it ?

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Post by Bodger » 17 Nov 2019, 09:23

Lathe,with differences, no bore in head stock, single drive to carriage ie. screw or cutting speeds, appears to have a "back gear" drive, slow speed rpm, two tool posts >, and cannot identify the the three round objects on the apron, other than that no cone pulley so single speed belt drive conventional lathe

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Post by Tizer » 17 Nov 2019, 10:02

As Stanley writes `There is a big clue in the image'. Yes, you can see it on the blackboard behind them. They've designed that engine to power the rocket for Johnny's first moonshot from the launching base on Weets. :extrawink:

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Post by Marilyn » 17 Nov 2019, 10:27

...or for testing the elastic in Y-fronts...
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Nah...its for sorting socks. A labour saving device for the modern housewife. Takes up no space at all.

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Post by Cathy » 17 Nov 2019, 10:33

Or maybe it opens closely wrapped plastic items and blister packs for the elderly. :good:
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Post by PanBiker » 17 Nov 2019, 10:38

Back to a bit of sanity, making the casings for Flak shells?
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Post by Marilyn » 17 Nov 2019, 10:45

Funny you should say that Cazza. Mr Febby has terrible trouble opening those well sealed Mr Kiplings Cakes. He could starve to death before he finally gets them open. Probably a good thing, as it puts him off eating them. Those squeezy Tomato Sauce pouches are a mystery to him too...

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Post by plaques » 17 Nov 2019, 10:56

Barlick's answer to the V1 bomb. Song.

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Post by Tizer » 17 Nov 2019, 11:14

Marilyn wrote:
17 Nov 2019, 10:45
Those squeezy Tomato Sauce pouches are a mystery to him too...
At the beginning of a long haul flight the man sitting next to me tried to open one and managed to squirt it over my jacket! :smile:

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Post by Marilyn » 17 Nov 2019, 11:55

Must have been Febby! :biggrin2:

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Post by Stanley » 18 Nov 2019, 03:43

Lovely posts..... Gloria got very close with copy lathe. Ian hit the target with shells. It's a specialised lathe for finish turning the shaped forgings for shells.
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Post by Stanley » 19 Nov 2019, 06:43

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What trade used these tools?
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Post by Big Kev » 19 Nov 2019, 07:55

Slate roofing. The tool at the back is for pulling nails when replacing slates.
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Re: MYSTERY OBJECTS

Post by PanBiker » 19 Nov 2019, 08:43

Agreed. :good:
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