Toledo 1000-ton Press

Toledo 1000-ton Press (HMG0M)

Location: Richmond, VA 23219
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Country: United States of America
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N 37° 32.127', W 77° 26.737'

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This press was used to finish iron and steel parts, such as the pieces of rail-connecting plate (known as fishplate) you see displayed here. It straightened hundreds of thousands of tons of metal in its lifetime. The machine weighs about 40 tons. The "1000 ton" designation refers to the amount of force it can generate. The machine was purchased in the 1920's and was moved to Cleveland when the Tredegar Company's equipment was purchased by Cleveland Track material in 1986.

To make a fishplate, the iron or steel is rolled into shape at the Tredegar rolling mills.
Second, the shaped iron or steel is reheated and cut into the proper length with a bar shear.
Third, bolt holes are punched with a punch press.
Finally, the fishplate is straightened by the press you see here.
HM NumberHMG0M
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Date Added Tuesday, September 30th, 2014 at 10:39am PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)18S E 283916 N 4157084
Decimal Degrees37.53545000, -77.44561667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 37° 32.127', W 77° 26.737'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds37° 32' 7.62" N, 77° 26' 44.22" W
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Area Code(s)804
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 470 Tredegar St, Richmond VA 23219, US
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