Posted 2 years ago
I acquired this item last weekend and the price was right-free.
As you can see, it is the brass nameplate from a c1904 Worthington Pumping Engine No. 2767. This engine was built by James Simpson & Co., Ltd.
The plate is solid brass, 1/8" thick and 8" in dia.
I have started to do some research on this engine, but it will have to wait, too many projects right now.
I know they used this type of engine in early large city water plants, to pump water out of mines, etc.
I am not sure if it was electric or boiler type, but I will keep digging.