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Report - Hartford Mill Oldham 05/2010

Discussion in 'Industrial Sites' started by Oldskool, May 10, 2010.

  1. Oldskool

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    Hartford Mill was powered by 1800hp twin tandem compound engine by Urmson and Thompson, built in 1907. It was steamed at 160 psi at 68 rpm. It had a 5ft stroke driving a 24 ft flywheel. The transmission method was by ropes. There were 40. The engine was reputed to be the only twin tandem the Urmson & Thompson ever built. It had two 30" diameter HP (high pressure cylinders) at the rear and two 60" LP (low pressure cylinder in front. There were Corliss valves on all cylinders. The air pumps were driven from each crosshead. There was a Whitehead governor. The engine cost £5400 and the three boilers cost £1900.Built 1907 by the Hartford Mill (Oldham) Co Ltd. The Architect was F W Dixon..Visited with host with what started of as a bad day having failed two explores.The mill inside is trashed so ive tryed to gather some ok shots. The engine house is epic i only wish i could have got to it years ago.....


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    Thanks for looking Oldskool

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