Jorgensen Company New Licensee For Escher Wyss CP Propellers
—Literature Available Jack T. Bunt, vice president and general manager of the Seattle division, announced that the Earle M. Jorgensen Company, Forge Division, Seattle, Wash., and Escher Wyss GmbH of Ravensburg, West Germany, have recently signed an agreement which enables Jorgensen Steel to market and manufacture the full range of Escher Wyss controllable- pitch propellers.
Escher Wyss has been a major manufacturer of marine controllable- pitch propellers for the military and commercial markets for more than 50 years. At present, over 1,500 Escher Wyss propellers are in service, including what is said to be the world's highest horsepower controllable- pitch propeller, rated at 46,000 hp and 24-feet diameter. Also included is the world's largest 3-bladed and 5-bladed controllablepitch propellers, 36 feet and 31 feet in diameter, respectively.
The Jorgensen Company has been a distributor and processor of steel and aluminum, as well as a manufacturer of marine shafting and related components for more than 60 years. The company's forge facility consists of two plants, one on a 22- acre site in Seattle and the other covering 4 acres within the large Jorgensen complex in Los Angeles, Calif.
The Forge Division facilities include capability for melting steel, open die forgings, ring rolling, heat treating, and machining forgings and other marine-related products weighing up to 150 tons. For many years the company has been a major supplier to the Navy and Coast Guard programs.
Under the newly formed association, Jorgensen-Escher Wyss, Herb Streb, formerly director of Northern Line-Escher Wyss at Tacoma Boat Building Company, will assume the position of manager propeller operations. Mr. Streb brings over 30 years' marine experience to Jorgensen, the past 15 years of which have been associated with controllable-pitch propellers. The Earle M. Jorgensen Company reports its new affiliation with Escher Wyss will result in the largest manufacturing facility of controllable- pitch propellers and marine shafting in the world.
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