Talking About Technology Collection
Speaker: Hammond, Mervyn, - , Interviewee, Male, Metallurgical Analyst; National Service, Royal Navy;
Speaker: Young, G., Interviewer, Male
Summary of interview item: Brief details of early life and education. Details how he obtained work at Holwell Works in laboratory in Metallurgical analysis and training. Explains work involved in Temperature testing. Mentions National service after apprenticeship and return to main chemical laboratory and training for new job on day release. Explains work patterns and shifts. Describes traditional blast furnace operation, how samples were taken and importance of analysis. Mentions other samples tested, including quarry samples and limestone, why these were important. Notes changes in testing at plant from 1969. Describes how testing machine operates and maintenance of machine. Mentions early retirement in 1991.
Place of birth: Leicester
Education: Gateway school, Leicester,
Marital Status: , Children:
Location: County: Leicestershire
Location: Town/Place: Holwell
Periods Covered: 1950s, 1960s, 1970s
Recording Date: 16/3/2001
Playing time: 1 hr 12 mins
Access Restrictions: Restricted Item Copyright: Bournemouth University
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