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Eight airvents (Redditch remains)
Started at 08:56am on the 20th April, 2017 by Scalyback
Scalyback Subject: Eight airvents (Redditch remains)

Eight airvents (Redditch remains)



It's interesting, the things you can spot when looking. I was admiring this old photo of the RE factory in Redditch, when I spooted something that I had not noticed before.

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It's them 8 sticky-up airvents and the building to their right...

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which seem to have survived...

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Finally, google street view condescended to show me some pics...

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Anybody know what was produced here? From the airvents, I hazard a guess around painting or paint drying.

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Posted: 08:56am 20th April, 2017
Mark M Subject: Eight airvents (Redditch remains)
There is a drawing in Anne Bradford's book "Royal Enfield, the story of the company and the people who made it great" on page 70 which is a map from memory by a worker, Gerald Coley. It doesn't fit very well with the photo but you can see the Test Track at top right which helps a bit. According to this those vents could be Hardening Shop, (possible) Experimental Department (unlikely) or Polishing (also possible). I would have thought paint too but this is shown as to the top left, near the lower part of the Test Track.

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Posted: 10:47am 20th April, 2017
PeteF Subject: Eight airvents (Redditch remains)
I suppose the hardening shop would produce a lot of heat? But then, other processes would.
Posted: 09:06am 23rd April, 2017

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