SE1608 : Wildspur Mills - steam engine

taken 16 years ago, near to Scholes, Kirklees, Great Britain

Wildspur Mills - steam engine
Wildspur Mills - steam engine
This is a W H Allen & Co Ltd inverted vertical compound steam engine built in 1911 in Bedford. The cylinders are 13.5" & 19" x 9" and it developed 240 BHP at 428 rpm driving an alternator. It exhausted to a jet condenser with a motor driven Edwards air-pump. It was installed secondhand in this former beam engine house in 1949 and ran until 1970. It was removed in 2004 and is now in store at Ellenroad Engine House.

The mills are now accommodation. A second mill block contained an impressive engine house that had obviously held a large vertical engine - a local speciality.
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Date Taken
Saturday, 8 February, 2003   (more nearby)
Wednesday, 18 January, 2012
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OSGB36: geotagged! SE 1621 0810 [10m precision]
WGS84: 53:34.1556N 1:45.4023W
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OSGB36: geotagged! SE 1621 0810
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