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The Machinery Employed at the Forth Bridge Works1

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THE greater part of the machinery at the Forth Bridge works is original in design and novel in construction, chiefly because of the unusual nature of the work to be carried out. It may be roughly classed under the following heads: hydraulic bending and setting, planing, drilling, erecting, and riveting. In designing the machinery and tools to accomplish these different kinds of work, there had ever to be kept in view rapidity of production, with a very high quality of work in the finished structure. An idea of the quantity of machinery provided to deal with the material passing through the shops may be partly formed from the fact that it is capable of finishing 1500 tons in a single month.

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