SE0619 : John Maude & Sons Ltd, Bankhouse Mills - steam engine

taken 42 years ago, near to Barkisland, Calderdale, Great Britain

John Maude & Sons Ltd, Bankhouse Mills - steam engine
John Maude & Sons Ltd, Bankhouse Mills - steam engine
A Pollit & Wigzell horizontal cross compound built in 1920 and installed secondhand in 1950. It ran until 1976 and I saw it running twice. It was one of the first engines I saw running and it made a deep impression. It was scrapped in 1980 and I believe I took this picture about 1978. Maude's was a woollen mill and has now been redeveloped for housing. The engine house was built over a stream - handy for condensing water.

The Corliss valve cylinders were 18" & 35" x 48" and it was good for 600 hp at 80 rpm on steam at 160 psi. It rope drove an alternator. The rather soft focus rocking levers at the lower edge of the picture drove the air pump from the low pressure crosshead. The Lumb governor is seen at the edge of the flywheel. The cylinders had tailrods to help support the weight of the pistons.

This was from my early phase of colour print photography and I have yet to find all the negatives from that era (1977-beginning of 1980)
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Monday, 17 March, 2014
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OSGB36: geotagged! SE 0669 1992 [10m precision]
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OSGB36: geotagged! SE 0669 1992
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