Machinery by busylady

Machinery

Part of the machinery on display at the recently reopened Museum of Technology in Cambridge. The museum is housed in the old sewage pumping station built in 1894. Rubbish from the Cambridge streets was collected and used as fuel in the boilers to raise steam to run the machines.Over the years two gas engines were installed and eventually an electric motor was used to extend the pumping capacity.
Nice shot of a centre lathe. If it had power I could make something on it!
October 10th, 2019  
@rjb71 Sorry Richard, I should have found out first what kind of machine it was! The museum was fascinating. It was powered by overhead belts. It was used by Cambridge University to make components for various projects.
October 10th, 2019  
Wish we could have been there. Good shot Judith.
October 10th, 2019  
Looks like an interesting place to visit. David, being an engineer, would really have fun here.
October 10th, 2019  
Nice looking machinery!!
October 11th, 2019  
So much detail to enjoy
October 11th, 2019  
Wonderful pic!!
October 11th, 2019  
Nice detail and capture
October 11th, 2019  
That is some machine. I lived a few blocks from a pumping station in New Orleans, but I never got inside to see what the machinery was like.
October 14th, 2019  
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