SK2625 : Governor on Westminster Engine

taken 1 year ago, near to Stretton, Staffordshire, Great Britain

Governor on Westminster Engine
Governor on Westminster Engine
This is a close-up view of the governor on SK2625 : Westminster Engine at Claymills Sewage Pumping Station. A governor, or speed limiter, is a device used to regulate the speed of a machine, such as an engine. It uses the effect of centrifugal force on rotating weights driven by the machine output shaft to regulate its speed by altering the input flow of steam in order to maintain a constant operating speed .
Claymills Victorian Pumping Station
Claymills Pumping Station is a former steam-powered, sewage pumping station on the north side of Burton upon Trent, now restored as a museum and visitor attraction. It was built between 1884 and 1886 and used to pump sewage caused by the brewing industry in Burton-upon-Trent to the sewage farm at Egginton. It is designated as a Grade II* listed building (Historic England List entry Number: 1038427 LinkExternal link ); one of only three pumping stations of this size and completeness to survive in England.
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Date Taken
Saturday, 13 May, 2017   (more nearby)
Wednesday, 17 May, 2017
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Historic sites and artefacts  Industry 
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Panasonic DMC-G7 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SK 2628 2589 [10m precision]
WGS84: 52:49.7939N 1:36.6834W
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OSGB36: geotagged! SK 26288 25898
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