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Posted 3 years ago

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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.
enjoy

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  1. packrat-place packrat-place, 3 years ago
    I have an update!
    I was told this plate probably came off a Worthington 5,600,000 gallon per day duplex triple expansion pumping engine.
    They were called "Bird Pumps". Several of these were supplied for the "Golden Pipeline" in Australia, and one of them is preserved at the C Y O'Connor Museum (No.1 Pumping Station), Mundaring Weir, WA, Australia.
    I love a good mystery.
  2. vanskyock24 vanskyock24, 3 years ago
    thanks for the update packy pretty sweet
  3. walksoftly walksoftly, 3 years ago
    I love a good mystery too, good job. Do you have some pics to go with the info?
  4. packrat-place packrat-place, 3 years ago
    thank you walksoftly & vanskyock24
    It is in an email, I will see if it can transfer it.
  5. packrat-place packrat-place, 3 years ago
    thank you Manikin
  6. packrat-place packrat-place, 3 years ago
    thank you officialfuel
  7. packrat-place packrat-place, 3 years ago
    Thank you very much cwork
  8. packrat-place packrat-place, 3 years ago
    thank you very much musikchoo
  9. packrat-place packrat-place, 3 years ago
    Thank you very much electobacco
  10. packrat-place packrat-place, 3 years ago
    Thank you gargoylecollector
  11. packrat-place packrat-place, 3 years ago
    Thank you very much crabbykins

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