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Post by Tizer » 16 Aug 2016, 10:32

We bought a set of 6 postcards reproducing B&W photos of workshops but the cards have no information about the identity or location of the subjects. I don't know whether they all show different parts of the same factory site or unrelated sites. Any suggestions of what they represent and whether they should be in any order would be welcomed.

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Post by PanBiker » 16 Aug 2016, 10:40

Interesting photo's Tiz. Top one looks like a forge the common feature of all the machinery is that it's all belt driven. Photo 4 looks like they are preparing molds for castings and number 6 looks like the resultant castings, 5 maybe further work on the castings. Fascinating stuff, I bet Stanley will have some ideas.
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Re: Workshops

Post by Stanley » 17 Aug 2016, 03:52

From the last pic, almost certainly twin cylinder high speed steam engines driving an integral centrifugal pump. Bellis and Morcom and Browett and Lindley specialised in these engines but not pumps. It has a whiff of Holman's about it. Late 1920s I suspect, they had electric light.
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Post by Whyperion » 18 Aug 2016, 23:18

http://www.gracesguide.co.uk/Browett,_Lindley_and_Co
Pictures show the main external building so could well be, but the sizes of the engines dont look the same. Men doubtless wearing brown dustcoats.

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Post by Stanley » 19 Aug 2016, 03:25

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Browett engine at Ellenroad.

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Another one, much larger. They made everything in between.
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