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Post by Tizer » 03 Jan 2020, 11:08

A brewery perhaps? They operated by gravity from the top downwards in a multi-storey building. Mill the malted barley at the top, the grist falls into a grist case on the floor below, which then empties into the mash tun on a further lower level. The sweet wort from the mash tun drains down into the copper, from which the hopped wort drains into a hop back and then down again into the fermentation vats. The finished beer drains down again to the bottling plant or to cask filling. Raw materials were stored on the appropriate levels, malted barley at the top, hops and sugars at an intermediate level. The old breweries had boilers to heat the water and a steam engine to provide power.

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Post by Gloria » 03 Jan 2020, 11:39

I'm thinking more on the lines of steel works.
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Post by Stanley » 03 Jan 2020, 12:50

China is closest to the answer, water wheels are the clue. But what's different about this picture?
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Post by Gloria » 03 Jan 2020, 14:13

Water wheels above each other. Was it owned by Fieldens family?
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Post by Tripps » 03 Jan 2020, 15:46

Well - I've just had an interesting virtual hour in Lumbutts. :smile: Still trying to work out how the water got to the top of the tower. I guess from an even higher reservoir. One website says each wheel had a separate supply. Why not just let the top one supply the ones below? Still had its potential energy?

Been trying, but failed to find out what the current situation is. Doesn't seem the appeal for restoration funds was successful. I think the Fielden family should encourage a wider membership perhaps. Some good walks for Sue here? and not too far away. Make a change from Healey Dell. :smile:

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Post by Stanley » 04 Jan 2020, 03:18

Gloria got it, and yes it's superimposed water wheels. The only other place where I have seen this is in underground water wheels in mines.
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Post by Gloria » 04 Jan 2020, 08:20

Tripps, I don't think the water needs a feed to the top, if it feeds the bottom one and the next one up is meshed to that etc.
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Post by Stanley » 04 Jan 2020, 10:01

That's a very clear and accurate description of the wheel tower Bodge.
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Post by Tizer » 04 Jan 2020, 10:03

Fascinating! Bodger's link explains it. Tripps is right, the water was coming `from an even higher reservoir' but via an inverted syphon rather than a leat. So there would have been pipes from the three reservoirs to each appropriate wheel. The pipes could have been underground from the reservoir, up the side of the tower and in at the right level, as long as that level was at or below the level of water in the reservoir. Probably the pipes in each case took water from a subsidiary, small reservoir tank which was kept constantly topped up from the main reservoir so as to maintain a constant hydrostatic pressure.

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Post by Tizer » 04 Jan 2020, 12:28

A special treat for the New Year! Two views of the same location. What is the pillared structure on the left of both photos?

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Post by chinatyke » 04 Jan 2020, 12:59

For retting flax?

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Post by Stanley » 04 Jan 2020, 13:09

A wharf for loading/unloading cargo that had to be kept dry?
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Post by Tizer » 04 Jan 2020, 16:40

Both wrong. Keep trying! :smile:

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Post by plaques » 04 Jan 2020, 18:39

A movable floating fishing platform for 5 star hotel.

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Post by Marilyn » 04 Jan 2020, 21:08

A “drive-through” for boats...such as you see at McDonalds.

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Post by chinatyke » 05 Jan 2020, 00:11

Water intake pond for a town's supply?

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Post by Stanley » 05 Jan 2020, 03:11

Those cone shaped structures intrigue me, on both pics. Looks as though a boat can sail under the canopy. Why are those pillars so heavy? Lifting gear?
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Post by Gloria » 05 Jan 2020, 08:52

Looks like a railway station for barges? 😂
Is something being dropped in from above and the shaped "netting" is to stop it dropping in the water? Coal, limestone, charcoal, wood?
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Post by Tizer » 05 Jan 2020, 09:44

None of the above but Stanley is getting warm! Ignore those `cone shaped structures' and think about what he has written.

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Post by Wendyf » 05 Jan 2020, 10:00

Is it a dry dock?

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Post by Cathy » 05 Jan 2020, 10:09

Is it a special estate, maybe VIP’s or Royalty use it?
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Post by Gloria » 05 Jan 2020, 10:23

Is it for lifting barges up to clean underneath?
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Post by Tizer » 05 Jan 2020, 10:30

Nothing to do with VIPs etc, Cathy. Wendy is getting warm, and Gloria warmer still! Almost there now... :smile:

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Post by Gloria » 05 Jan 2020, 12:06

For raising the boat to deal with the rudder and propeller?
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