SE2410 : Nortonthorpe Mills, Scissett - steam engine

near to Skelmanthorpe, Kirklees, Great Britain

Nortonthorpe Mills, Scissett - steam engine
Nortonthorpe Mills, Scissett - steam engine
A view of the lovingly restored horizontal tandem compound Pollit & Wigzell steam engine Violet. Built in 1886 and rebuilt in 1931 (if I recall correctly). This shows the Corliss valve high pressure cylinder and the Whitehead governor. The red object on the righthand edge is the James Tate electric stop motion. This will automatically close the steam valve at the push of one of several buttons in the mill. However, by the time the engine has coasted to a halt, anybody caught in the machinery will be well mangled. I found an almost identical piece of kit in the Royal Navy's last conventional steam ship - HMS Fearless.
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Saturday, 7 October, 2006   (more nearby)
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Wednesday, 14 November, 2012
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OSGB36: geotagged! SE 2465 1004 [10m precision]
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