TQ3778 : Millwall Docks - chimney and vacuum pump

taken 9 years ago, near to Isle of Dogs, Tower Hamlets, Great Britain

Millwall Docks - chimney and vacuum pump.
Millwall Docks - chimney and vacuum pump.
The big red object is a motor driven vacuum pump from a grain elevator. I'm not sure whereabouts in London's dockland that it came from. It was built by Spencer of Melksham and is not to be confused with a steam engine. These vacuum pumps are impressive and there must be a few left at work in the larger flour mill complexes.

In Rotterdam there is a floating steam powered example with two of these pumps connected to a steam engine in the middle.
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Date Taken
Sunday, 24 July, 2011   (more nearby)
Sunday, 24 July, 2011
Geographical Context
Historic sites and artefacts  Park and Public Gardens  City, Town centre  Industry  Docks, Harbours 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! TQ 3783 7896 [10m precision]
WGS84: 51:29.5675N 0:0.9610W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! TQ 3781 7895
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East-northeast (about 67 degrees)
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