Pressure Increasers

(This is an element of ‘Technical‘)

Gas Engine Press Incr Sept 1908 25 25 275  Hot Air Eng Press Incr Sept 1908 close 25 25 275

Two ‘Pressure Increasers’ – On the left a gas engine and on the right a hot air engine. Sometimes seen at steam engine rallies’ these little engines were used to improve the gas supply in commercial buildings and because they rotate quite slowly they will last almost for ever! (September 1908 catalogue)

This hot air engine was found in the basement of a Woolworths Store in South Wales that was being closed many years ago. It had been in service providing an increase in pressure for gas lighting which most Woolworths used. The nameplate gave the owners the clue to contact the company and it was returned!

Copyright © Chris Sugg 2006-ON

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