Manila envelope for machine parts list and instructions. 304mm x 254mm
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This can closer was designed to handle cans 70/73 mm diameter and 110 mm high. The 550 cans per minute Steamflow Cannery model included random straight line infeed and filler drive, able to handle diameters between 52 – 102 mm and heights between 37 – 180 mm.
Thanks to George from Fallsdell Machinery for the photos and info.
Catalog pages (undated) – 12 P can seamer, can closer
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The 1937 W. G. Goetz & Sons Power Press Catalog is available for viewing and download from the National Library of Australia’s TROVE website. Click here, or on the cover image below.
Goetz machinery just seems to keep going, on and on… a testament to the build quality.
Here’s a 15C 15 Ton Power Press about to get a new lease of life on the NSW central coast, as a press to make parts for an ingenious guttering system for houses and other buildings. Sections of the guttering can be swung down to empty the leaves.
Thanks to Michael Bell for the info and photos.
Unloaded: I-Beam attached to the base as a travel prop
Variable Frequency Drive inverter – how to run a 3-phase machine on 240V single-phase
The work table – can be tilted to enable pressed parts to slide off easily into a bin for increased productivity.
The cast lettering in the frame of the press shows W. G. Goetz & Sons Pty. Ltd. at West Melbourne – a reference to their Batman Street site. Goetz moved from West Melbourne to the Hall Street, Spotswood site in 1939. It was on 29th April 1939 that Goetz changed from being a Pty. Ltd. entity to a publicly listed company, becoming W. G. Goetz & Sons Limited. Further castings and ID plates showed their base of operation simply as “Spotswood Melbourne” or just “Melbourne”.
This post has a collection of blueprint diagrams, instruction cards and a user manual for the 15C, 15 Ton Power Press.
For photos, see the 15C Photo Post
The instruction manual contains foldout copies of the following diagrams:
Click the image below to download a PDF of the manual (6.4 MB)
The above blueprints and cards were sent to new Power Press owners in envelopes, some of which like this example, must have been old stock left over from when W. G. Goetz was located in West Melbourne. The old address has been crossed out and the Hall Street, Spotswood address has been added. ‘Pty’ has also been crossed out, reflecting the change to a public company from 1 April 1939.
The W. G. Goetz & Sons Fly Press in the photos below is believed to have been owned by what was the Bendigo Ordnance Factory and later, Hofmann Engineering.
The Bendigo Ordnance Factory began in 1942 to produce heavy artillery and naval guns. Around May 1989, Australian Defense Industries was created as a government-owned corporation, which took over the operations of major Australian government owned defense facilities including those at Bendigo.
As part of the plan to eventually privatise the industry, around 1999-2001 the Australian government enacted plans to sell ADI. The successful bid was that of the joint venture between Transfield and French group Thomson-CSF.
Thomson-CSF became known as Thales in December 2000 following its takeover of UK defense electronics group Racal Electronics.
By 2006, Thales increased what was its 50% share in ADI to full ownership. ADI became Thales Australia.
During 2010, Hofmann Engineering, who it seems had the Fly Press shown here, acquired 5 hectares of the Bendigo site from Thales Australia, including workshops.
Thanks to Michael for the photos. Click on an image below for a larger version