Engineer and eco-warrior Dick Strawbridge challenges a team of modern-day engineers to rebuild some of history’s most impressive machines and to use their 21st-century knowledge to improve them - this new series, began on 24th February 2013 at 6.10pm.
We may think that we are the smartest generation to have lived, but once the playing field is levelled and past faces present in a head-to-head contest, which will triumph? Ancient genius is revealed and modern ingenuity tested as the team gets to work on a medieval machine gun, a Roman war machine, a Byzantine fire boat, a Gothic mega crane and Churchill’s rocket parachute.
The show’s producers chose Lincoln Electric to supply welding and cutting equipment along with welding helmets and safety apparel. The Company provided a variety of products for the show, including Invertec® PC210, Invertec® V160-T, Powertec 271-C MIG Welders and Linc-Screen auto-darkening welding helmets.
Owen Bush, Blacksmith and team member on the show, said "I've used Lincoln Electric welders and plasma cutters for years, so when I was cast in the show, I asked if we could use Lincoln. It's tough gear and takes a beating. That takes on a new level of importance when you're being asked to make massive historical machines against the clock - you really need the reliability but you don't have time to mother ".
For more information on the show, visit www.channel5.com/shows/beat-the-ancestors