Hey Paul, was that Anchor yeast in Morrison St. (I think, or thereabouts)?
I did my time at Shop 3 in the railway workshops a street or two from there.
Fitter and Turner - Millwright - Electrical Engineer (Tuks) - Costing en Planning Engineer
Vlieg en Motorfiets
Paul, I was a Millwright appy there from 1971 then when I qualified, went to Mobil Refinery as a pump fitter, then got into sales doing steam equipment, mainly valves.
John did you sell control valves. I have worked on quite a few makes in my time, although steam valves was not a big part of my job, just the odd one or two here and there.
Dealt with a lot of reps in my time and don't think i could have done sales. Some people have the gift of the gab, not me.
Duruing my work life cycle I Worked at Iscor Iron (van der Byl & Newcastle) industry NECSA (Pelendaba) & Koeberg Nuclear Power Station, SASOL Petro Chemical (Sasolburg & Secunda), Escom Power Station (Involved with Building of Matla, Duvha, Matimba & Kendal) Iscor Coal mining (DNC) & Iron Ore Mining (Sishen and Postmasburg)
Have seen a lot in my working life
Chosen career... I didn't really choose a specific career! I served an apprenticeship I have been everything from Apprentice, clerk , salesman middle management , senior management and Director of company.
Over the years I have in my job visited all but one of our Neighbouring countries, three European, One Scandenavian and three Far Eastern countries.
I have been blessed to have in one way or another been involved in just about every industry you can think of.
Above are a couple of pics of two of the hobbies that have kept me occupied since 2000 when I retired, I also camp.
Wow Brian those knives are impressive. Do you cast the metal for the blades yourself or file the blades down from larger bought metal?
Like all of us here caravanning is an important hobby and you have chosen the easiest way with a Skipper of course.
worse part is now that COVID-19 has stopped my Consulting as I'm classed as High risk group due to age..
All my skills and knowledge gone/lost to the industries so, so sad.
Yes Paul, I did quite a lot with control valves & systems, mainly for modulating boiler feed as well as fluid control. Also pneumatically actuated ball valves.
Still do a bit with my one man CC, but with this BBBEEE or whatever BS it is, I am not that busy.
We are lucky in that we invested in properties and that is the main income.