Open Museum Archive

Ruston Air Bottle
Object ID720
Works NoS612
Accession NoIF:2003:017
Category Archived
Collection IDInternal Fire Core Collection
Made ByRuston & Hornsby Ltd
Made InLincoln, England
DescriptionSmall Ruston air start bottle, history unknown. In use as start bottle for the Ruston 6XHR.
LocationPower Hall 3
Conservation/ Maintenance History
Hydraulic Test

Although the bottle passed the hydraulic test in 2012 the base was found to have extensive corrosion and was deemed not suitable for further use. The decision was taken to scrap the bottle after removing the valve block for spares. Retaining the bottle might lead to eventual use in or outside the museum so it was felt better to prevent any future risk and scrap.