Gilbert, Gilkes & Gordon Double Vortex Turbine 1880

  • Gilbert, Gilkes & Gordon Ltd (formerly Williamson Bros) of Kendal.
  • A rare example of a double-vortex turbine design patented by James Thompson in 1850.
  • Originally installed at the Bryanston Estate near Blandford, Dorset, where it drove a 1.8 metre (6 foot) diameter circular saw in the estate saw mill.
  • Peripheral inlet; double-axial discharge.
  • Quad guide-vane speed control.