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
Operating Instructions & Parts List
The instruction manual contains foldout copies of the following diagrams:
- Foundation Diagram (date unclear, but appears to be a copy of a blueprint drawn on 18 September 1948 – see scanned copy below)
- General Assembly diagram (originally drawn 20 July 1958)
- Sub Assembly Brake diagram (originally drawn 2 September 1964)
Click the image below to download a PDF of the manual (6.4 MB)
Foundation Diagram Blueprint, 18 September 1945
Press Details Blueprint, 30 June 1948
Instruction & Schedule of Details Cards
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.
Inclinable Press Goetz Model 15c
For instruction manual and diagrams, see the 15C Manuals & Blueprints post
Approx Dimensions: 1300 x 1500 x 2200 mm
Thanks to Tim at Black Box Audio & Lighting, S.A. for the photos.