Repairing Finch’s drop hammer

Works are underway to repair Finch Foundry’s drop hammer. The pivot point moved slightly earlier in the year which caused the hammer to damage itself. Repairs will be complete by the start of the new season in the spring.

Hammer3Hammer removed

Hammer2Lifting block and tackle in place

Hammer1Base plate – showing MW 96 – Martin Watts (the expert wheel wright and Finch advisor) last repaired this part of Finch Foundry in 1996!

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