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Chatham in Kent County, England, United Kingdom
 

Plate Bending Rolls, 1913

 
 
Plate Bending Rolls, 1913 Marker image. Click for full size.
By Michael Herrick, May 5, 2018
1. Plate Bending Rolls, 1913 Marker
Inscription. Click to hear the inscription.  
Plate-Bending Rolls, 1913
Hugh Smith & Co, Possil Works, Glasgow

One of the largest machine tools ever used in Chatham Dockyard, this set of 42ft (12.8m) plate-bending rolls weighs 200 tons. It was installed in the yard's No. 5 machine shop in 1913 and was used to bend metal plates up to 1 1/2 inches (37.5mm) thick. The rolls were rescued by Chatham Historic Dockyard Trust in 1986, shortly before the machine shop was demolished. They were re-erected on this site in 2010 as part of the No.1 Smithery project.
 
Location. 51° 23.761′ N, 0° 31.752′ E. Marker is in Chatham, England, in Kent County. Marker can be reached from the intersection of Western Avenue and Main Gate Road, on the left when traveling north. Touch for map. Located in Historic Dockyard Chatham. Marker is in this post office area: Chatham, England ME4 4TZ, United Kingdom.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Timber Seasoning Sheds, 1774 (a few steps from this marker); Propeller, RFA Reliant, c.1954 (a few steps from this marker); 30 CWT ‘Cochrane’ Steam Hammer
Plate Bending Rolls, 1913 Marker image. Click for full size.
By Michael Herrick, May 5, 2018
2. Plate Bending Rolls, 1913 Marker
(within shouting distance of this marker); No. 1 Smithery, 1808 (within shouting distance of this marker); Steam Hammer, 1955 (within shouting distance of this marker); Mast Houses & Mould Loft (within shouting distance of this marker); North Mast Pond, 1702 (about 90 meters away, measured in a direct line); South Mast Pond, 1696 (about 90 meters away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Chatham.
 
Also see . . .
1. Chatham Historic Dockyard Trust. (Submitted on June 8, 2018, by Michael Herrick of Southbury, Connecticut.)
2. Chatham Dockyard Historical Society. (Submitted on June 8, 2018, by Michael Herrick of Southbury, Connecticut.)
3. Chatham Dockyard on Wikipedia. (Submitted on June 8, 2018, by Michael Herrick of Southbury, Connecticut.)
 
Categories. Industry & CommerceWaterways & Vessels
 
Plate Bending Rolls image. Click for full size.
By Michael Herrick, May 5, 2018
3. Plate Bending Rolls
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 8, 2018. This page originally submitted on June 8, 2018, by Michael Herrick of Southbury, Connecticut. This page has been viewed 44 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on June 8, 2018, by Michael Herrick of Southbury, Connecticut.
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