Portfolio Tag: 19th Century

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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