SK5219 : Loughborough University - beam engine detail

near to Thorpe Acre, Leicestershire, Great Britain

Loughborough University - beam engine detail
Loughborough University - beam engine detail
This is the engine described here - SK5219 : Loughborough University - plaque on beam engine.. This view shows a vertical green fixture mounted on a red painted board attached to the main steam pipe. This is almost certainly a mercury manometer and could have been used to indicate condenser vacuum or boiler pressure. I favour the latter. The boiler probably wasn't pressed to more than one atmosphere or 30" of mercury and early boiler pressure gauges (before the bourdon tube - patented in France in 1849) used mercury.
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Sunday, 18 December, 2011   (more nearby)
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Monday, 19 December, 2011
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OSGB36: geotagged! SK 5215 1936 [10m precision]
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OSGB36: geotagged! SK 5215 1936
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