Steam Pumping Plant - Grandchester Engine

Production date
1868
Country
England
State/Province
West Yorkshire
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Description
Steam powered engine attached to a pumping plant. Painted green, black, red and frosted silver. Has a small horizontal boiler with a chimney, dome, single vertical cylinder, pulley wheel and a flywheel fitted with a drive belt to power a small vertical pump. The boiler is fitted with safety valves, whistle and pressure gauges.
The steam engine and assembly of the pump engine was made by Carrett Marshall & Co, Sun Foundry, Leeds, England
Classification
CH classification MACHINERY Pumps steam pump
Production place
Measurements
2160 X 1100 X 3600mm (Max. measurements)
Media/Materials description
Assorted metals, paint
Signature/Marks
Restored by/Apprentice/Training/Centre/1987/Ipswich Workshop
Carrett, Marshall & Co/Leeds Patent 1868/Sun Foundry
0/50/100/150/200/250/300/PRESSURE/LB\IN2/NIC/MELBOURNE AUST/SER NO
0/50/100/150/200/250/300/BUDENBERG/MADE IN AUSTRALIA/LB\IN2/42554
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Hayward Tyler & Co London
History and use
This steam-driven water pump was installed at Grandchester in 1868 to pump water from Western Creek to the locomotive water tank at Grandchester Station.

The engine unit was built by Carrett, Marshall & Co, Sun Foundry in Leeds, England. The railway, operated at that time by Southern & Western Railway required water to supply steam locomotives operating the line from Ipswich to Grandchester. The pumping rate of the unit was 2475 litres per hour.
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Registration number
R814.1

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