|Object Name:||Example of training task from apprentice school.|
|Year of Manufacture:||1954|
|Location:||Cupboard 1 (awards) [Main Store]|
Elliott Bros. Rochester
App. Training School
The Company apprentices, in the early years at Rochester, had to make a mechanical test piece using minimal tools; Hacksaw, Files, Scrapers, Emery Cloth and a Try Square only. This steel piece was made in 1954 by Chas Atkins. He was given a piece of round stock and created the three inter-locking blocks to achieve the very high accuracy demanded in all planes and aspects, to .001”. To this day despite having been cleaned of rust on several occasions it retains the accurate fit.