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Report - Bulpitts Kettleworks, Birmingham - January 2010

Discussion in 'Industrial Sites' started by Oxygen Thief, Jan 17, 2010.

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    aka St Georges Works. Explored with Dweeb.

    St Georges Works was built in 1890 as the Bulpitt and Sons brass foundry, but the Bulpitts later moved on to making lamps and copper kettles. Later they registered the trademark Swan Brand. During this time the works became known as 'The Kettleworks'.

    In 1922, Leslie Large, an electrical engineer at Bulpitt & Sons of Birmingham, patented a type of immersible element that was to become standard for electric kettles. The element consisted of wire wound around a mica core and sheathed in a flat metal tube. As it heated the water directly, it made the electric kettle more efficient than stovetop kettles. Bulpitt & Sons, which used the Swan brand name for its products, claimed another advance with the introduction of a spring-loaded self-ejecting lead connector in 1937.

    The buildings are not listed but are being retained as part of the redevelopment... http://www.kettleworksbirmingham.com/

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    On the ground floor there's some small but heavy duty presses...

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    Valves?...

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    The slightly wonky Union Jack roof...

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    I thought this was interesting, a water powered fire bell...

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    View from the roof...

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    and finally, the shed on the roof for the DerP lovers ;) ...

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