Portfolio Tag: 1900

Hindley Alcazar Single Cylinder Vertical Steam Engine 1911

Hindley Alcazar single-cylinder vertical steam engine. ES Hindley & Sons of Bourton. Dorset Single-cylinder, double-acting, vertical, Alcazar-model steam engine. Installed originally at Tenbury Wells Spa in Worcestershire to pump medicinal brine from a well to supply the spa fountain and to keep a tank filled in an adjacent tower. Thought to be the only working…
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Water Level Instrument Using Impulse Transmitter 1910

With the advent of the public telephone system many ingenious ideas were developed for sending water-level information from one place to another. The superintendent of a water-pumping station wanted to know the level of the source, perhaps a river or lake, and the level of the reservoir to which he was pumping. A float on…
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Fire Hydrant 1910

Fire hydrant. Make unknown. Little is known about this fire hydrant except that it was used at Rotherwas Camp, Hereford, from 1912 to 1914 as a point from which water at high pressure and volume could be taken for fire hoses.
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Kent Water Flow Meter and Recorder 1909

Kent venturi water flow meter and recorder. George Kent & Co Ltd of Luton and London. Freestanding, weight-driven pendulum clock which includes a chart recorder to measure continuously the quantity of water per hour passing through a venturi meter. Used at Plasdulyn Water Treatment Works, Conwy Valley, North Wales. Maximum flow rate: 0.5 Mlitres (111,000…
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Overshot Waterwheel 1907

Overshot waterwheel made by the Eagle Foundry of Aberystwyth. Originally installed at a farm in Dolaucothi in Carmarthenshire, to drive workshop machinery. The wheel was mounted at the end of a barn with the axle at ground level. Water from a stream was directed over the top of the wheel. A circumferential gear engaged with…
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Worth McKenzie Twin Duplex Steam Engine 1906

Worth McKenzie twin duplex steam engine. Worth McKenzie Ltd of Stockton-on-Tees Two-cylinder, inverted, vertical, condensing, steam engine. Both cylinders receive steam at full boiler pressure. The pistons act downwards to drive high-pressure pumps directly beneath them below floor level. This engine is probably the only one of its make and type operating in the world.…
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Glenfield & Kennedy Single Cylinder Double Acting Water Pump 1905

Glenfield & Kennedy double-acting reciprocating pump. Glenfield & Kennedy Ltd of Kilmarnock single-cylinder, double-acting, horizontal, open-crank water pump originally installed to provide drinking water for Aldeburgh in Suffolk. It completed service in 1970. The electric motor donated with the pump was not the original form of motive power which remains unknown. Bore: 203mm (8 inches).…
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Glenfield & Kennedy Peebles Type Sand Washer 1901

Glenfield & Kennedy Ltd of Kilmarnock. Portable machine for cleaning sand on building sites and most particularly at water treatment works. The soiled sand, which forms the top layer of a slow sand filter, is skimmed off and treated in the washer to clean and separate the sand according to grain size and detritus.
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