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Report - Butterley Engineering, Ripley - Dec 16

ledgehammer

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Target Details:

The Butterley Company was an English manufacturing firm founded as Benjamin Outram and Company in 1790. Portions of it existed until 2009.
Notable patents were taken out by the company's manager, Sir John Alleyne. In December 1859 Alleyne patented a method of producing a load-bearing iron beam known as the Butterley Bulb, used in many early iron steam ships including HMS Warrior In 1861 Alleyne patented a method that allowed hot ingots to be moved around a roller after they had passed by just one person. During the production of steel sections the bar has to be repeatedly put through rollers. Allowing this to happen using just one person was a substantial increase in productivity. By 1863 the company was rolling the largest masses of iron of any foundry in the country. Among its most famous buildings are the Barlow train shed at St. Pancras in London which included 240-foot spans.

Mission Details:

We nearly skipped this one, mainly due to fear of it being sealed, but its really close to where we were. We accessed most of the building, there is a think gap in the wall giving access to most of the site, including upstairs - I was only just managed to squeeze through with my action cam, nothing amazing in here, but the footage in the vid will tell you whether its worth the squeeze lol. Its a worthwhile stop if you happen to be in the area looking at trains ;-) always nice to see a spiral staircase (Bass maltings is better) and a control box so worth the visit if only perhaps for this.

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