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Friday Photo- The New Smethwick Pumping Station

22 Sep 17

This week’s Friday Photo is by Dave Evetts.

“New” in this case means 1892, when this new pumping station took over from the Smethwick Engine of 1799 that made it possible to navigate the canal over Smethwick Summit without running out of water in the highest locks. This engine, built by Boulton and Watt, was in an engine house at the Birmingham end of Smeaton’s and Telford’s canal. Retirement of this very early example of Watt’s condensing…

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