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    I regret to announce the passing of Peter Hercus last Friday at the age of 83. It represents the end of an era, being the last of that generation of the Hercus family that was intimately involved with Hercus machine tool manufacturing. His help with the early history will be greatly missed.
    Mal

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    Truly sad I met him on several occasions they don't make em like that any more

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    Sad news indeed.

    I hope the family finds some comfort in the reach he and the business had. There arnt many schools (in NSW at least) that dont have a suit of Hercus machines for the kids to hone their skills on.

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    Sad news indeed, in my opinion what the Hercus family started and succeeded with will never be repeated again in Australia with local manufacturing disappearing out the back door.

    Hercus, gone, Holden going, Ford, going, Toyota, going. It's a shame.

    Mal, you were fortunate to have an affinity with the Hercus family.

    Ken

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    Hi Ken,
    Regretfully we never met in person, always said he would be glad to sit down and discuss their history but we never seemed to have common time to do it. I am just grateful that at least I had the chance to speak to him a few times.
    Mal

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    Buggar, I pray his passing was painless, may his legacy live on.

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