Mobile service designed to eliminate human error from on-site testing of chains, hooks and other lifting equipment.
The firm opened a plant for the heat treatment of chains used in the mining industry. Shown in the photograph with his finger on the starting button is Trevor Massey of British Coal, along with Ron Firth (right) and Tony Williams. Jim Coupe is also quoted
John Handley checking the operation of a new computer controlled machine which helped to speed up output.
Mr W. Lee (right) and Bernard Harrison examining a polished chain before it was despatched.
Rachel Hickman demonstrating the old way of making chain.
Jim Homer, Harold Smith and W. Haynes making stud link cable chain.
The firm was probably the only firm in the country to still make chains by the side welding method. The photograph shows (left to right) W. Ward, A. Ward and R. Edwards welding the wrought iron link together with a double hafted hammer.
Mr A. Bagley making a stud link chain on a traditional forge.
Chain cable for an Esso tanker being built at St Nazaire, France. Esso International Group, Japan, German, France, the Euro Group in Birmingham and the Queen Elizabeth II are mentioned.