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New Computerised Machine at Helston Engineering, 1978

NumberHESFM:2016.13826
PlaceHelston Cornwall United Kingdom
Date2.1978
KeywordsTrades and Professions Engineering Helston
PhotographerUnknown
CopyrightImage Courtesy of Helston Museum

A new computerised machine installed at Helston Engineering, Meneage Road, February 1978. The machine produced specialised components for various government departments. The new machine could be programmed to produce many components and, although the machine was automatic, it required an operator. Business increased following installation of the machine, allowing more staff to be employed and another machine to be bought. Helston Engineering was part of Helston Gunsmiths run by Chris Price. This press photograph was published in the Helston Packet on 10th February 1978.