The Patent Shaft and Axeltree Company Est 1940
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Article provided by Keith Eyles.
I am reading Blood
,Iron and Gold, Christian Wolmars' book on the history of the
He mentions a bridge over the Kafue river in Zambia supplied by
the PS & AT Co. It reminded me that when I was driving this
summer around Hokkaido, the Northern island of Japan.
I came across a bridge on Lake
Shikotsu which has a PS & AT brass nameplate on it.
The bridge was supplied to some other place in Hokkaido then reused
on the tourist railway that was built from Chitose to the lake.
I think the line was closed in the 1930s. The bridge is nicely
restored - see photo. The nameplate is visible if you zoom in.
Incidentally I started my engineering career at Wednesfield Steel
Tube, until that closed. I worked elsewhere in Tube Investments
( Oldbury ), then moved out of that industry.