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Old 04-09-2007, 10:40 PM
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Mandrel bending room

I was in Deytens Shipyard in Charleston SC recently. It is the old Charleston Naval Base. I was wandering around one day and came upon the old mandrel bending pipe shop. They had everything from a table top bender that made me drool to benders that where capable of 16" copper nickel pipe. I swear the mandrels were taller than me at 6'2". It was all totally unused and covered in dust. What a waste, I guess the Chinese do it cheaper.
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