Miller & Co

Foundry

London Road, Edinburgh

Lathe at Miller & Co's Foundry, London Road, Edinburgh

One of the Lathes used by Miller & Co's foundry, London Road, Edinburgh

  Reproduced with acknowledgement to Michael Clarkson, Tranent, East Lothian, Scotland

 

Miller & Co

Thank you to Michael Clarkson for providing this photo.

Michael wrote:

Miler's Foundry

"I served my engineering apprenticeship in 1959-64 with Millers at London Road, Edinburgh. 

"Here is one of the lathes used by the company to turn the rollers, like those below from their cast state.  This was one of many machines built by Craven Brothers, Manchester.  It was not, by any means, the largest!

8 Roll Stack
Weighing 133 tons

Product produced by Miller & Co's foundry, London Road, Edinburgh  -  8 Roll Stack weighing 133 tons

Michael Clarkson, Tranent, East Lothian, Scotland:  March 31, 2012

Thank you to Michael for also providing an information sheet about this product.

The information sheet read:

THE LARGEST ROLLS IN THE WORLD

Total finished weight of the 8 roll stack is 133 tons.  The rolls are all 310" long on the face, while the bottom roll is 36" in diameter, has an overall length of 33' 7 3/4 ins and weighs 43 1/2 tons.  Miller Rolls have also been ordered for Lloyd's second machine.

The same care, experience and skill required for making the largest rolls in the world have been for over eighty years behind every product sent out from these works, and our rolls, on account of their hardness, reliability and finish, are in use in every country in the world for the manufacture of

PAPER - LINOLEUM - CHOCOLATE - RUBBER

PAINT - INKS - FLOUR - OIL

ETC. - ETC.

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CHILLED IRON CASTINGS OF ALL DESCRIPTIONS

Pan Mill Rings and Plates, Brick Moulds, Mixer Knives, Worms, Liners, Cams, Sprocket Wheels, Pulleys, Rollers, Crusher Jaws and Capstans, Chilled Iron Wheels for Railways, Mines and Collieries, Tumblers and Ladder Rollers for Dredgers

 

 

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