TM1694 : Gimson and Co. Water Pumping Beam Engine

near to Forncett st Mary, Norfolk, Great Britain

Gimson and Co. Water Pumping Beam Engine
Gimson and Co. Water Pumping Beam Engine
'Spruce' is one of two 50 horse power single cylinder, condensing, rotative water pumping beam engines and was donated to Forncett Museum by the South Staffordshire Water Company. These engines were built by Gimson and Co. of Leicester in 1879.
Both engines have cylinders 26 inch diameter by 60 inch stroke with Meyer expansion slide valves (the hand spindle can be seen on the valve chest). The pumps located 260 feet down the well and each engine was capable of moving half a million gallons of water a day. Running typically on 40 pounds per square inch steam pressure at 20 revolutions per minute.

Both engines were originally located in a brick built pumping station at Hopwas near Tamworth in Staffordshire, unused since 1962.
See also SK1704 : Hopwas Pumping Station TM1694 : Forncett Industrial Steam Museum
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