SP0188 : Smethwick New Pump House - boiler

taken 2 months ago, near to Smethwick, Sandwell, Great Britain

Smethwick New Pump House - boiler
Smethwick New Pump House - boiler
This building was erected in 1892 with a pair of Drysdale compound engines driving centrifugal pumps. It pumped between the New Main Line and Old Main Lines to replace water lost by lockage. It replaced the old pumping station and its beam engines, one of which was a Boulton & Watt engine of 1779. The pump house was derelict but Sandwell Council restored the building, rebuilt the chimney and installed a Tangye pumping engine along with one and a bit boilers. This is the complete boiler and although it is never going to work the installation is quite convincing.
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Date Taken
Saturday, 14 September, 2019   (more nearby)
Submitted
Saturday, 28 September, 2019
Geographical Context
Historic sites and artefacts  Canals 
Place (from Tags)
Smethwick 
Primary Subject of Photo
Boiler 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SP 0192 8892 [10m precision]
WGS84: 52:29.8909N 1:58.3888W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SP 0192 8892
View Direction
Southeast (about 135 degrees)
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Canal Pumping Station (Former)  Lancashire Boilers 

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