Themes and Priorities

Themes And Priorities For Future Collecting

The breadth of the collection is illustrated in the timeline of the main exhibits on display below and any future expansion will be directed towards completing aspects of the Museum’s historic story.

Areas for expansion, over time and subject to funding being available, would be the mid to late Victorian period and the early years of the twentieth century – i.e. the transitional phase of technological development between beam engines and rotative steam engines, and water industry instrumentation for the latter half of the twentieth century.

Consideration would also continue to be given to   protecting the industrial heritage and knowledge of developments in drinking water supply and associated technologies that might otherwise be irretrievably lost.

Below you can see images of many of the key exhibits in the Museum’s collection, together with some basic information about each of them.

  • Joseph Evans Reciprocating Pump 1888

    Joseph Evans Reciprocating Pump 1888

    Joseph Evans double-acting single-cylinder reciprocating pumps. Joseph Evans &…

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  • Simpson Beam Engine Pump 1851

    Simpson Beam Engine Pump 1851

    Harvey's of Hayle, Cornwall. Built to a Simpson design…

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  • Doulton Candle Type Ceramic Water Filter 1890

    Doulton Candle Type Ceramic Water Filter

    A typical domestic water filter of the late Victorian…

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  • Guest & Grimes Water Level Instrument 1856

    Guest & Grimes Water Level Instrume

    Original water-level indicator on site (1856), installed to monitor…

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  • Gilbert, Gilkes & Gordon Double Vortex Turbine 1880

    Gilbert, Gilkes & Gordon Double Vor

    Gilbert, Gilkes & Gordon Ltd (formerly Williamson Bros) of…

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  • Tangye House: Ex-Leominster’s Water Pumping Station 1865

    Tangye House: Ex-Leominster’s Wate

    Tangye House; ex-Leominster's water-pumping station. In the 1860s Leominster,…

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  • Hayward Tyler Rider Type 1HP Hot Air Engine 1880

    Hayward Tyler Rider Type 1HP Hot Air Eng

    Hayward-Tyler & Co of Luton. Installed originally at Taplow…

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  • Hot Wire Voltometer 1890

    Hot Wire Voltometer 1890

    The instrument makes measurements of voltage equally well on…

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  • Horse Drawn Fire Engine 1805

    Horse Drawn Fire Engine 1805

    Horse Drawn Fire Engine Hadley, Simpson & Locke. Water…

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  • Tangye Single Cylinder Steam Engine 1890

    Tangye Single Cylinder Steam Engine 1890

    Tangye single-cylinder horizontal steam engine (static exhibit). Tangye Ltd…

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  • Wilson Hartnell Dynamo 1890

    Wilson Hartnell Dynamo 1890

    Wilson-Hartnell dynamo. Wilson-Hartnell of Leeds. Originally sited at the…

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  • Warner Hydraulic Ram 1889

    Warner Hydraulic Ram 1889

    Warner hydraulic ram (plus other rams and hydrostat). Robert…

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  • Museum Main Building 1856 – 1906

    Museum Main Building 1856 – 1906

    Museum main building; Hereford's Victorian water-pumping station The Hereford…

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  • Hayward Tyler Rider Type 0.5HP Hot Air Engine 1890

    Hayward Tyler Rider Type 0.5HP Hot Air E

    Hayward-Tyler 'Rider' type 0.5hp hot air engine. Hayward-Tyler Ltd…

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  • Easton, Anderson & Goolden Turbine 1890

    Easton, Anderson & Goolden Turbine

    Easton, Anderson & Goolden horizontal turbine and triple-throw pumps…

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  • Worth Mackenzie Triple Expansion Steam Engine 1895

    Worth Mackenzie Triple Expansion Steam E

    Worth-McKenzie triple expansion steam engine. Worth McKenzie Ltd of…

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  • Campbell Hot Tube Gas Engine 1895

    Campbell Hot Tube Gas Engine 1895

    Made by the Campbell Gas Engine Co Ltd of…

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  • Riley Brothers Lancashire Boiler 1895

    Riley Brothers Lancashire Boiler 1895

    Lancashire boiler Riley Brothers Ltd of Stockton-on-Tees. Twin-flue, coal…

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  • Glenfield & Kennedy Peebles Type Sand Washer 1901

    Glenfield & Kennedy Peebles Type Sa

    Glenfield & Kennedy Ltd of Kilmarnock. Portable machine for…

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  • Glenfield & Kennedy Single Cylinder Double Acting Water Pump 1905

    Glenfield & Kennedy Single Cylinder

    Glenfield & Kennedy double-acting reciprocating pump. Glenfield & Kennedy…

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  • Worth McKenzie Twin Duplex Steam Engine 1906

    Worth McKenzie Twin Duplex Steam Engine

    Worth McKenzie twin duplex steam engine. Worth McKenzie Ltd…

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  • Overshot Waterwheel 1907

    Overshot Waterwheel 1907

    Overshot waterwheel made by the Eagle Foundry of Aberystwyth.…

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  • Kent Water Flow Meter and Recorder 1909

    Kent Water Flow Meter and Recorder 1909

    Kent venturi water flow meter and recorder. George Kent…

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  • Fire Hydrant 1910

    Fire Hydrant 1910

    Fire hydrant. Make unknown. Little is known about this…

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  • Water Level Instrument Using Impulse Transmitter 1910

    Water Level Instrument Using Impulse Tra

    With the advent of the public telephone system many…

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  • Hindley Alcazar Single Cylinder Vertical Steam Engine 1911

    Hindley Alcazar Single Cylinder Vertical

    Hindley Alcazar single-cylinder vertical steam engine. ES Hindley &…

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