By continuing to use this site, you agree to our use of cookies. Find out more
Forum sponsored by:
Forum sponsored by Allendale Oct 22nd

Engineering magazine

All Topics | Latest Posts

Search for:  in Thread Title in  
Cornish Jack02/12/2018 12:15:44
938 forum posts
122 photos

One of the pre-flight 'walk-arround' checks on the 747 (and Tristar) was to confirm that there was" at least ** inches of the 'fescalised' portion of the oleo visible". Obviously, I know what is referred to, but it was years before I discovered the derivation of the term. It was either the Firm's name or the process which they applied. The only source for this was a Centenary issue of the 'Engineering' magazine and a batch of advert copies from the 30s/40s. My copy was trashed with the house and much else from my library. Does anyone have a copy of that magazine, or a normal issue from that period which carries that advert? If so, would it be possible to obtain a copy?

The derivation query comes up at regular intervals and it would be nice to have 'chapter and verse'

TIA

rgds

Bill

PS - I am aware of the supposed derivation from the rather esoteric culinary habits of the Greeks so would prefer to avoid any further reference to that, thank you!!

Edited By Cornish Jack on 02/12/2018 12:18:51

Hacksaw02/12/2018 12:45:56
406 forum posts
163 photos

No, mine are turn of the century... (in my albums)

Cornish Jack08/12/2018 18:02:45
938 forum posts
122 photos

Just an update on this. My memory (for once) served me well, except for the spelling! - the source was an old engineering magazine advert turned up on another forum. ...

fescol1.jpg

Presumably no longer in operation?

rgds

Bill

Edited By Cornish Jack on 08/12/2018 18:03:26

SillyOldDuffer08/12/2018 19:01:20
4713 forum posts
1010 photos

Posted by Cornish Jack on 08/12/2018 18:02:45:

...

Presumably no longer in operation?

rgds

Bill

Edited By Cornish Jack on 08/12/2018 18:03:26

A little digging reveals that Fescol Ltd is a dormant company owned by Camellia plc. Camellia are a largish multinational employing about 80,000 people. Their UK engineering division includes the Abbey Metal Finishing Company Ltd, or Amfin, who have an industrial unit in Hinckley, Leicester.

"Amfin offers high-end aerospace and industrial surface treatments from a facility in Hinckley which is one of the world’s most modern processing and finishing plants. Providing over forty specialised finishing processes, it has strong technical capability and works with some of the world’s leading aerospace manufacturers."

I guess Fescol were merged at some time in the past and their work continues to this day.

Dave

Neil Wyatt08/12/2018 19:01:32
avatar
Moderator
16570 forum posts
687 photos
75 articles

Well it's given me a new perspective on cheese dip...

surprise

Neil

Ady108/12/2018 23:39:38
avatar
3463 forum posts
513 photos

vol 58,

no 1413,

page 542,New Tools and Supplies,"Repairs by Electro-deposition of Nickel: ""Fescol"" Process (Fescol)",

All Topics | Latest Posts

Please login to post a reply.

Magazine Locator

Want the latest issue of Model Engineer or Model Engineers' Workshop? Use our magazine locator links to find your nearest stockist!

Find Model Engineer & Model Engineers' Workshop

Latest Forum Posts
Support Our Partners
Meridienne oct 2019
TRANSWAVE Converters
ChesterUK
Eccentric July 5 2018
Eccentric Engineering
Ausee.com.au
Warco
cowbells
Allendale Electronics
emcomachinetools
Subscription Offer

Latest "For Sale" Ads
Latest "Wanted" Ads
Get In Touch!

Do you want to contact the Model Engineer and Model Engineers' Workshop team?

You can contact us by phone, mail or email about the magazines including becoming a contributor, submitting reader's letters or making queries about articles. You can also get in touch about this website, advertising or other general issues.

Click THIS LINK for full contact details.

For subscription issues please see THIS LINK.

Digital Back Issues

Social Media online

'Like' us on Facebook
Follow us on Facebook

Follow us on Twitter
 Twitter Logo

Pin us on Pinterest