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    Man, that is a press for stamping Real body parts! Don't make body panels like that any more Or 6000 lb cars for that matter. That is a beauty of a press!! Imagine what it took to design and fabricate all of the components then pour a footing and erect all that heavy Iron, and install the details, including the oil line for the flywheel bearings! Heavy Industry at it's finest, Amazing! Then there is the crew loading and unloading, cranking out heavy parts...day in and day out...that is a days work!

    Interesting colorization of the pic and quality contrast work also.

    Great Pic Jon, Thank You!

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    Frank Wants one. No idea what I would do with it Maybe use it for cracking walnuts around Christmas time, but think of the conversations it could be the topic of
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    Forging press in the Krupp factory. Essen, Germany. 1928.


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    Oh My, Jon!! The housing castings for the stanchions (6'-8'Ř-Holy Kadoodle!) are incredible! Looks like Nasa stuff from 1928! Wonder what they are making with this.

    On one of my trips to Germany I went by their HQ in Essen to an industrial park next to them that did ASiC chip design for a project I was working on. It's a beautiful old school campus. Wish I would have had time for a tour after seeing this.

    For others first rabbit chase...https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Krupp

    Thanks Jon, for another fabulous pic of "big" old school manufacturing and work crews (although tiny ones).

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    Thanks, Jon for posting this! I just spent an hour starting at Wikipedia and realising where I knew the name from! They(ThyssenKrupp) are huge here in AUS with lifts and escalators and heaps of other heavy engineering and marine work. The site at Essen sent me back to a '92 trip to Germany, Czech Rep, Austria....Thanks again
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jon View Post
    Forging press in the Krupp factory. Essen, Germany. 1928.

    Using people of 90 years ago for scale is misleading, humans were shorter then.
    So get a load of the wrench in lower left. Both guys could stand in it around their waists. Or the crane block, the chain has enormous pitch. I like the clamping collars supporting the upper casting. Imagine placing them and positioning them individually, not to mention 2 halves and studs tying them together.
    Hard work but I'd have liked it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Toolmaker51 View Post
    Using people of 90 years ago for scale is misleading, humans were shorter then.
    So get a load of the wrench in lower left. Both guys could stand in it around their waists. Or the crane block, the chain has enormous pitch. I like the clamping collars supporting the upper casting. Imagine placing them and positioning them individually, not to mention 2 halves and studs tying them together.
    Hard work but I'd have liked it.
    Perhaps they built it at ground level after the stanchions were in place and pulled it up with that gantry system then tightened it then the lower section and so on. But the foundation and Pad had to be half again that big and a thing to behold being laid!

    Randy Newman said it best I think...
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    I can't say that I have been the the Krupp complex that I know of. I'm sure I have probably been by it a few times because I have been to Dusseldorf and Dortmund many times and Essen is pretty much right between them.
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    I wonder if they used bolts like this to hold it together?Vintage work crew photos-bolt2.jpg

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    Quote Originally Posted by PJs View Post
    Perhaps they built it at ground level after the stanchions were in place and pulled it up with that gantry system then tightened it then the lower section and so on. But the foundation and Pad had to be half again that big and a thing to behold being laid!

    Randy Newman said it best I think...
    Re: Randy Newman: Were you referencing the the 'shorter humans'?

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