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Tangye Three Throw Pump
Object ID3608
Date1938-01-01
Works No
Accession NoIF:2011:030
StatusOn Display
Category Machinery
Collection IDInternal Fire Core Collection
Made ByTangyes Ltd
Made InBirmingham, England
DescriptionFrom Guernsey where it worked in Bests Quarry,St Andrews Parrish. Transferred from Guernsey Museum
Location
ConditionWorking
Conservation/ Maintenance History
Initial Strip
2011-08-27

Although in poor looking condition, on stripping the pump was found to be in good order with the exception of one broken piston.

A new piston has been fabricated from steel tube and a PTFE little end for display purposes.

In the process of being installed in the Petter VD bay in Hall 1


Working Order
2013-06-30

The pump is now back in runnable condition although a return to pumping condition will require fabrication of a new piston.

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