15C – new lease of life!

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”.

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