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Offline swiftone

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Re: Aveling & Porter Works, Rochester
« Reply #4 on: February 28, 2011, 08:59:22 »
I like the machine shop page 10 showing the line shaft driving the various machines. No worries about health and safety then!! Also the floor of the shop looks as if it is constructed of timber. I don't know what they did about spring tides but in Winget's time I can remember standing by the river wall with the height well above floor level. I believe the land drains had automatic gates on them.

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Re: Aveling & Porter Works, Rochester
« Reply #3 on: February 27, 2011, 23:01:28 »
Really interesting pictures. Looks like it was really busy factory in it's heyday.

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Re: Aveling & Porter Works, Rochester
« Reply #2 on: February 27, 2011, 22:57:43 »
Fantastic pictures, thanks for posting them. I was a Winget apprentice, starting in 1979, & I'm sure that the machine shop was the same as in your 1922 picture  :)
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Aveling & Porter Works, Rochester
« Reply #1 on: February 27, 2011, 16:58:56 »
I have in my collection, original catalogues from Aveling & Porter for 1908, 1922 and 1929.

I have scans here, which may be of some interest from these catalogues of the insides of the works.  They generally don't get seen (unless you have a catalogue) and are not in the cityark archives.

I was not certain if I should put these under transport, but plumped for Factories as they are workshop scenes.  I also have an original 1900 Aveling "Instructions to Drivers" manual, which I scan if there is any interest.

David.

Workshop Photo from 1922, #1



Workshop Photo from 1922, #2



Workshop Photo from 19922, #3




Factory Output being delivered by rail, 1908 Catalogue:



And finally, some product delivered locally to Kent County Council:



David.

 

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