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.
Jim Homer, Harold Smith and W. Haynes making stud link cable chain.
Mr A. Bagley making a stud link chain on a traditional forge.
Test houses at Glasgow, Leeds, Tipton, London, Bellshill and Walsall dealt with chains, chain slings, hand and electric hoists etc using non-destructive methods. Mr R. P. Newbiggin is quoted.
Testing a chain.
“Big” Dick Townsend and Dick Dyal, with a giant chain link, that was made by the company during the Second World War.
Mohammed Sadiq preforming a chain in a chain bending machine.