Backbarrow Ironworks blowing engine

  • Description

    "Backbarrow has a derelict ironworks with a charcoal blast furnace that was blown by this horizontal single cylinder engine. It was installed second-hand in c1924 and has been claimed to be by Tangye of Birmingham but that is disputed. The slide valve steam cylinder is c18" x 36" with the blowing cylinder behind it. The flywheel is 12' 6". Following a long period of dereliction there has been development of the adjoining site and the buildings and furnace appear to have received some conservation work. This was the first day of nearly a fortnight trip to Scotland following my graduation and most of that was spent sleeping in the back of a Vauxhall Astra estate." Photo by Chris Allen, 1983.
  • Owner

    Chris Allen
  • Source

    Geograph (Geograph)
  • License

    What does this mean? Creative Commons License
  • Further information

    Resource type: Image
    Added by: Edmund Anon
    Last modified: 3 years, 11 months ago
    Viewed: 375 times
    Picture Taken: 1983-07-17
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