[Non-DoD Source] Re: [RealSTMFC] Photo: Reading Well Hole Flat Car 99009 (Undated)
Gatwood, Elden J SAD
I think (think, mind you) this is part of the “stand” part of a mill stand, and the “clock” is the gauge by which the mill stand operator determined the thickness of the slab (billet/bloom), and whether or not to pass the slab back through, or not. The rolls would be mounted in bearings in the two big openings. It is not a mill shear, which looks like an extended c-clamp and has an opening in one end.
Just my opinion…..
From: main@RealSTMFC.groups.io <main@RealSTMFC.groups.io> On Behalf Of Thomas Klosterman
Sent: Tuesday, November 17, 2020 10:32 AM
Subject: [Non-DoD Source] Re: [RealSTMFC] Photo: Reading Well Hole Flat Car 99009 (Undated)
Is that a clock on the upper right of the object being carried?