The Machinery Gang
The Machinery Gang, as they were called, consisted of around 50 men who were experts at removing and installing all kinds of large machinery.
Using their skill and expertise there was virtually nothing they could not move.
As Archimedes, the Greek mathematician and engineer once said, “Give me a place to stand and with a lever I will move the whole world".
This phrase became the company's trade mark which was turned into a graphic design and incorporated into the company's vehicle livery and on all their stationery.
The machinery gang were also experts at unloading and installing all various kinds of equipment including this Powermaster automatic boiler manufactured by G.W. Furnaces Ltd of Dudley.
In the first of a series of pictures, depicting the delivery and installation of the new boiler in 1956, we see it here shortly after arriving on site with the machinery gang ready to go.