Täres OY and ammo production during 1940?

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Täres OY and ammo production during 1940?

Post by John T » 23 Feb 2020 13:28

Hi

Does anyone know anything about the company Teräs OY and ammo production during 1940?

Especially regarding pressed cores to the 76mm m/31


any hints will be apreciated

KInd Regards
/John

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Re: Täres OY and ammo production during 1940?

Post by veeteetee » 23 Feb 2020 19:28

Are you perhaps referring to Kone ja Teräs Oy ("Machine & Steel Co")? https://fi.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sommers,_ ... 26_Waldens

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Re: Täres OY and ammo production during 1940?

Post by Seppo Koivisto » 23 Feb 2020 20:02

When I was young there still were Teräs Oy hardware stores. They also made Terässiipi bicycles in Sulva/Solf near Vaasa.

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Re: Täres OY and ammo production during 1940?

Post by John T » 23 Feb 2020 21:51

veeteetee wrote:
23 Feb 2020 19:28
Are you perhaps referring to Kone ja Teräs Oy ("Machine & Steel Co")? https://fi.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sommers,_ ... 26_Waldens
It looks like that!
Swedish sources often had a problem to spell Finnish company names.
So my source just says Teräs OY

Teräs just means steel.
Talvisodan alettua Kone ja Terän koneosasto siirrettiin lähes kokonaan Tampereelta Oriveden rautatieaseman lähellä sijainneen Ensi Oy:n kenkätehtaan tiloihin. Orivedellä aloitettiin sitten ammusten valmistus ja Tampereella jatkettiin lähinnä polkupyörien valmistusta puolustusvoimille.
After the start of the Winter War, the Kone and Terä machine departments were moved almost entirely from Tampere to the premises of the Ensi Oy shoe factory, which is located near Orivesi railway station. The manufacture of ammunition was then started in Orivesi and the manufacture of bicycles for the armed forces continued in Tampere.

I got a hunch that some Swedish tooling for the m/31 grenade cores produced in Sweden during the winter war was sold to Finland, round midsummer 1940.

Cheers
/John

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Re: Täres OY and ammo production during 1940?

Post by JTV » 23 Feb 2020 22:21

I have bunch of photographs about wartime documents originating from achives of Stal 4 office Stal.E / PM (Sotatalouden Esikunta / Puolustusministeriö = HQ of Military Economy / Ministry of Defence) from my visits to National Archives. Stal 4 was the office responsible for acquiring ammunition, so I did a bit of digging to those photos. I was not able to find Teräs Oy (Steel Ltd) or Kone ja Teräs Oy (Machine and Steel Ltd) in them. But i did find list of contact made with Finnish companies by 1st of June 1940, which lists two contracts made with Kone ja Terä (Machine and Blade), which according other posts might be the one you are looking for.

The particular contacts were:
- Contact 48/40 S about machining/milling of 76 mm shells, with 38,000 shells being ordered for price of 95 Finnish marks per shell, but only (token payment of?) 76,000 Finnish marks being paid by that time.
- Contract 126/40 S about copper rings (driving bands for shells?), with 100,000 being ordered for price of 0.60 Finnish marks per item and (token payment or payment for 43,000 pcs delivered?) 25,800 Finnish marks being paid by that time.

The archive folder with the document is T-17278/7.

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Re: Täres OY and ammo production during 1940?

Post by veeteetee » 24 Feb 2020 10:37

My bad, Kone ja Terä Oy, not Teräs.

In a listing of 01.02.1944 they were mentioned ass having manufacturing code KT and a stamping symbol with an horizontal oval around the letters.

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