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[Non-DoD Source] Re: [RealSTMFC] Photo: Reading Well Hole Flat Car 99009 (Undated)


Gatwood, Elden J SAD
 

Thomas;

 

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…..

 

Elden Gatwood

 

 

 

From: main@RealSTMFC.groups.io <main@RealSTMFC.groups.io> On Behalf Of Thomas Klosterman
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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?