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Report - Butterley Engineering - Ripley, Derbyshire - Feb 2017

UrbanBloodyBear

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History:
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.
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ArtofDecay

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Nice clear shots! I went a few weeks ago and the weather was crap so didn't have the best lighting. It's a great place though. Did you know about the underground canal tunnel? Also what camera and lens you use? All your pictures are always so well lit
 

UrbanBloodyBear

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Nice clear shots! I went a few weeks ago and the weather was crap so didn't have the best lighting. It's a great place though. Did you know about the underground canal tunnel? Also what camera and lens you use? All your pictures are always so well lit
Cheers pal, no didnt know about the underground bit, If I go back, will have to try suss that out.

Just a Nikon Bridge camera I use, nothing special just shoot it in Manual with lots of long exposures :)
 

ArtofDecay

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Cheers pal, no didnt know about the underground bit, If I go back, will have to try suss that out.

Just a Nikon Bridge camera I use, nothing special just shoot it in Manual with lots of long exposures :)
Yes there is a tunnel running from cromford canal, under ripley and out the other side it's pretty sweet, butterley used to use it to load up canal boats at the underground wharf they have I believe, planning on going in there probably later on in year although it'll be a wader or inflatable boat job haha.
That's awesome they're done with a bridge, just shows its not the camera its the photographer
 

Praada

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#14
We visited this on Thursday night in the dark and it really is an interesting explore. I can upload my photographs to this thread if you like?
 

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