Saturday 11 May 2013

Robey Tandem Compound Steam Engine, 1905

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This Robey Tandem Compound steam engine was one of two built in 1905 to power eight new malthouses at Sleaford, Lincolnshire, for the Bass Brewery. The other engine was the mirror image of this engine, and were housed in a central engine house, powered by a large coal fired boiler, and was used to drive a line shaft from its thirteen foot flywheel which powered hoists, pumps, screens and ventilators at the malthouses around the site. It worked at Sleaford until the site closed in 1959, and is now on display, still in working condition (but powered by a gas boiler) at the National Brewery Centre, Burton-upon-Trent

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