30 CWT 'Cochrane' Steam Hammer

30 CWT 'Cochrane' Steam Hammer (HM286Z)

Location: Chertsey, England KT16 Surrey
Country: United Kingdom
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N 51° 23.765', W 0° 31.722'

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30 CWT 'Cochrane' Steam Hammer
Andrew Barclay Sons & Co Ltd, Kilmarnock
Anchors were made by a process known as forging. Iron bars, heated in a furnace, were joined together and hammered into shape by anchor smiths. No.1 Smithery's first hammers were hand-powered. Steam hammers, first developed during the 1840's, were quickly introduced at Chatham, enabling larger anchors and other metal items to be forged in the Smithery.
This single-pedestal hammer was installed during the 1950's and used for light forging. During the 20th century, most of the Dockyard's machine tools were painted light green.
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HM NumberHM286Z
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Date Added Thursday, June 7th, 2018 at 7:02am PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)30U E 671917 N 5696770
Decimal Degrees51.39608333, -0.52870000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 51° 23.765', W 0° 31.722'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds51° 23' 45.9" N, 0° 31' 43.32" W
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Which side of the road?Marker is on the right when traveling South
Closest Postal AddressAt or near St Ann's Hill Rd, Chertsey England KT16, GB
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