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by Spinningweb
02 Mar 2019, 12:12
Forum: SteepleJacks
Topic: STEEPLEJACK'S CORNER 2012
Replies: 1444
Views: 186580

Re: STEEPLEJACK'S CORNER 2012

When looking through Roger Holden's book titled Stott and Sons I noticed either an inaccuracy by himself or from one of my Frank Wightman drawings of the Baytree - Laurel Mills at Middleton, the book mentions the Broadstone Mills at Stockport having eight boilers similar to the Baytree - Laurel Mill...
by Spinningweb
26 Jan 2019, 10:26
Forum: Local History Topics
Topic: STEAM ENGINES AND WATERWHEELS
Replies: 2542
Views: 186863

Re: STEAM ENGINES AND WATERWHEELS

Stanley, How often were the engine bed bolts checked for tightness at Bancroft ?
by Spinningweb
05 Nov 2018, 22:50
Forum: Local History Topics
Topic: STEAM ENGINES AND WATERWHEELS
Replies: 2542
Views: 186863

Re: STEAM ENGINES AND WATERWHEELS

Stanley,

When possible would you please write again about the safety systems incorporated in the engine rooms, for example the Tate device.

Thanks.
by Spinningweb
01 Nov 2018, 23:21
Forum: Current Affairs & Comment
Topic: MEDICAL MATTERS
Replies: 3931
Views: 189397

Re: MEDICAL MATTERS

Stanley,

Nice to hear your back in your own surroundings, and take it easy.
by Spinningweb
01 Nov 2018, 11:41
Forum: Local History Topics
Topic: STEAM ENGINES AND WATERWHEELS
Replies: 2542
Views: 186863

Re: STEAM ENGINES AND WATERWHEELS

Waterwheel at Ashton New Warehouse Portland Basin Museum, Portland Place, Ashton-under-Lyne, OL7 0QA The three-storey Ashton New Warehouse stands on the wharf on the southern side of Portland Place. The original building was destroyed by fire and the present building was built as a replica of the or...
by Spinningweb
27 Sep 2018, 10:12
Forum: Local History Topics
Topic: STEAM ENGINES AND WATERWHEELS
Replies: 2542
Views: 186863

Re: STEAM ENGINES AND WATERWHEELS

On the John & Edward Wood horizontal cross compound engine at the Brooklands Mill, (Mather Lane Mill No. 3) Leigh, Greater Manchester, to warn the engineer of a fraying rope, a metal rod spanning the flywheel had two bells on either end, which ever frayed rope lashed the rod would operate the bells....
by Spinningweb
26 Aug 2018, 14:57
Forum: Local History Topics
Topic: STEAM ENGINES AND WATERWHEELS
Replies: 2542
Views: 186863

Re: STEAM ENGINES AND WATERWHEELS

Regarding my photo the worm screw pipe did feed the boiler from its own bunker and was still embedded in the remaining coal. Coal delivered was tipped on the boiler house floor, and had to be shovelled into the bunker.
by Spinningweb
25 Aug 2018, 22:01
Forum: Local History Topics
Topic: STEAM ENGINES AND WATERWHEELS
Replies: 2542
Views: 186863

Re: STEAM ENGINES AND WATERWHEELS

This is a similar worm screw type feed with an electric motor
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by Spinningweb
19 Aug 2018, 11:10
Forum: Local History Topics
Topic: STEAM ENGINES AND WATERWHEELS
Replies: 2542
Views: 186863

Re: STEAM ENGINES AND WATERWHEELS

I’ve seen several of these emergency stop buttons during mill demolitions, this one was pictured at the Bamber Bridge Spinning Mill at Preston in 2013, manufactured by James Tate & Co, Bradford. During my photo shoot I must have walked around this mill many times before I spotted this, including ano...
by Spinningweb
13 Aug 2018, 11:02
Forum: Local History Topics
Topic: STEAM ENGINES AND WATERWHEELS
Replies: 2542
Views: 186863

Re: STEAM ENGINES AND WATERWHEELS

On this engineers report I have from the Pilot Mill, Bury in 1945, on the left page shows used oils, and oils in stock, one which I noticed was Castor Oil, reading about its properties is ideal as a high temperature lubricant. The Castrol Company took its name from Castor Oil.
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by Spinningweb
07 Aug 2018, 11:23
Forum: Local History Topics
Topic: STEAM ENGINES AND WATERWHEELS
Replies: 2542
Views: 186863

Re: STEAM ENGINES AND WATERWHEELS

I enjoy reading your page too Stanley along with China. With yourself once running a commercial steam engine Stanley as opposed to exhibition steam engines running today at various sites do you think they get the same attention to maintenance.
by Spinningweb
14 Jun 2018, 07:17
Forum: SteepleJacks
Topic: STEEPLEJACK'S CORNER 2012
Replies: 1444
Views: 186580

Re: STEEPLEJACK'S CORNER 2012

Mr Smith is only mentioned as the foreman, the pictures were taken by John Swailes owner of The Oldham Cop Tube Company. The stack was 75 yards high, and 76 props were used

Regards
John Burlison
by Spinningweb
13 Jun 2018, 19:07
Forum: SteepleJacks
Topic: STEEPLEJACK'S CORNER 2012
Replies: 1444
Views: 186580

Re: STEEPLEJACK'S CORNER 2012

Five photographs show Preparations for demolishing the Hopwood Mill chimney at Lees Rd, Oldham, in 1897. The wooden props were almost 20 courses high.

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