18th century Cruquius pumping station

18th century Cruquius pumping station


Cruquius, Netherlands (NL)
The Cruquius pumping station in the Netherlands, contains a Cornish engine with the largest diameter cylinder – for a Cornish engine – ever built (at 3.5 metre diameter (144 inches)). The Cornwall-built engine has eight beams connected to the one cylinder, each beam driving a single pump. The engine was restored to working order between 1985 and 2000, although it is now operated by an oil-filled hydraulic system, since restoration to steam operation was economically unviable.

The Museum De Cruquius (or Cruquismuseum) occupies the old Cruquius steam pumping station.
The Cruquius pumping station in the Netherlands, contains a Cornish engine with the largest diameter cylinder – for a Cornish engine – ever built (at 3.5 metre diameter (144 inches)). The Cornwall-built engine has eight beams connected to the one cylinder, each beam driving a single pump. The engine was restored to working order between 1985 and 2000, although it is now operated by an oil-filled hydraulic system, since restoration to steam operation was economically unviable.

The Museum De Cruquius (or Cruquismuseum) occupies the old Cruquius steam pumping station.
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Links: en.wikipedia.org
By: kjfitz

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