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    S Russell and Sons were Engineers and machine tool makers in Leicester.

    In 1864 Company founded and in April 1927 they purchased the goodwill of the metal sawing machine department of the Isaac Hill and Son Ltd. and secured the services of Mr D. M. J. Hill late of that firm. Later in 1931 they became a Private company. In 1937 Structural and general engineers. "Nicrosilal" Alloy Irons. "Ni-Hard" and "Ni-Resist" Alloy Irons. "Silal" Alloy Irons. The company was made Public in 1948.
    1961 Ironfounders, mechanical and structural engineers, handling high grade iron castings and S.G. (Ductile) iron castings. Mechanical engineers producing metal sawing machinery including the "Hydrofeed" range of heavy circular metal sawing machines. Specialists in steel framed buildings, quarry plant structures and fabricated steel machinery components and employed 675 people.

    Having an engineering background i was very keen to see this one and was really nice having a look round. Just wish i'd have had a little more time on the ground floor before being busted. But these things happen from time to time.

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    thanks for looking

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    Looks good this wouldn't must get over there sometime...loving the coronation street shot!

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    Fascinating looking place, thanks JSP.

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    Stunning take on this place mate, really great pics.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BikinGlynn View Post
    Looks good this wouldn't must get over there sometime...loving the coronation street shot!
    Cheers Glynn, glad you liked the street shot.


    Quote Originally Posted by krela View Post
    Fascinating looking place, thanks JSP.
    Thanks, yes was a very interesting mooch.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Brewtal View Post
    Stunning take on this place mate, really great pics.
    Cheers Brewtal

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    Wow. Amazing place and a fantastic set of pix JSP. Looks like you had good light and took full advantage of it!

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    You must have bin pig sick getting busted in this fascinating find, great set, Loved it Thanks
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    😁

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    Quote Originally Posted by HughieD View Post
    Wow. Amazing place and a fantastic set of pix JSP. Looks like you had good light and took full advantage of it!
    Thanks Hughie

    Was a bit dark at first and had to wait for the light to shine through, thoroughly enjoyed this one.

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    Quote Originally Posted by smiler View Post
    You must have bin pig sick getting busted in this fascinating find, great set, Loved it Thanks
    Cheers Smiler

    Yes i was, but these things happen. Just glad they had a firm grip on the dog lol, it did look a beast.

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