Full text: Catalogue of Stanley (33.1960)

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W. F. STANLEY & CO. LTD. 
MANUFACTURING PRINCIPLES AND PROCESSES 
Stanley theodolites and levels and other instruments, are made 
throughout at the Eltham Factory passing through the following 
departments :— 
FOUNDRY, where considerable importance is attached to the composi 
tion of the castings that are used. The alloys are the result of many years 
of experiment and experience to determine the best mixtures for each 
particular purpose. Every precaution is taken to avoid inclusion of impure 
metal, and porous or defective castings are never used. 
MACHINE SHOP, where processes of milling, turning and drilling by 
modern machine tools are carried out. Tubing has been discarded wherever 
possible in favour of castings ; for instance, in telescopes, which are cast 
bored and broached to assure perfect alignment of the optics. As many 
components as possible are cast in one piece to ensure simplicity, stability 
and reliability. 
DIVIDING DEPARTMENT. Here the most precise machines are em 
ployed. Machines which are used in dividing, from the simplest ring of 
the Prismatic Compass to the glass circle for the most expensive Theodolite. 
ASSEMBLY DEPARTMENT. In this Department instruments are as 
sembled by highly skilled male labour, and components receive a second 
examination to guard against assembly of defective parts. 
ADJUSTING AND TESTING DEPARTMENT. Here are employed 
craftsmen of great skill, adjusting and testing to the highest standards of 
perfection. 
INSPECTION. Before leaving the Works all instruments undergo a 
very thorough and systematic examination in this Department which, 
for this purpose, is equipped with special testing apparatus, to ensure that 
“ Stanley ” instruments are second to none in quality and performance.
	        

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