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MESSRS. PROCKTER & BEVINGTON, GLUE AND SIZE WORKS,
BERMONDSEY.
Architects, GEO. ELKINGTON & SON ; Builder, BENJAMIN WELLS.
Built, 1881-2 ; from June to January, 8 months.
Description. Circular.
Dimensions,
Total height, including foundations 161' 6"
Height from ground line to top 150' o" '
Outside measurement of square foundation 24' o"
Inside foundation 6' o"
Outside at ground surface 16' o". Inside 6ft.
OD at top 6' o" inside is 4' 6"
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MESSRS. E. BROOKS & SONS, FIELDHOUSE FIRE-CLAY WORKS,
HUDDERSFIELD.
Figs. 48 to 53 inclusive.
Architect, B. STOCKS, Huddersfield ; Builders, E. BROOKS & SONS. Built, 1878.
Description. Circular brick chimney, outer and inner shafts.
Dimensions,
Height, including foundations 158' 3"
from flue invert to top 150' o"
Diameter of circular concrete foundation 24' 4"
Outside diameter top of footings 16' 8"
Inside 7' o"
Outside at top 9' 4"
Inside . 7' o"
Foundation. A bed of concrete 24' 4" in diameter forms the base for the foundation footings. Upon this are laid eight stones, 12" thick and each 8' across, leaving a 12" margin of concrete, and a circular space at centre 6' 4" in diameter, which is filled in with brickwork. Upon this stone base the brickwork footings commence 21' 2" in diameter, and are stepped in nine off sets, each 6" in height, terminating 16' 8" in diameter at top. See Figs. 48 and 49. Flues. There are four flue openings at base of shaft, 7ft high x 2' 6" wide, with 9" fire-brick sides and inverts, and 14" fire-brick top arches. Outer Shaft. The shaft between the flue openings is built up solid. From level of top of 14" arches to flues the outer shaft commences, with heights and thicknesses as follows :
1st section 36' high 18" thick.
2nd , 45'…… 14"
3rd 27'……… 9"
At this height it joins the inner shaft, and the work is continued solid to top, 34' high, and terminating 14" thick. Inner Shaft. This commences at level of top of flue arches 58' 10" high 14" thick. 48' o"…… 9". At this height it joins the outer shaft, as above-mentioned. The inner shaft for a height of 58' 10" is lined with firebrick, bonded into brickwork every fourth course. The top 48'
is not lined. Cavity. The cavity between inner and outer shafts is divided by eight tie walls 14" thick for height of 14" work of outer shaft, and 9" thick to junction of shafts. Each of the eight spaces thus formed is provided with means of ventilation by one opening at base and one at top 12" square, each opening having a cast iron grating built into brickwork. See Figs. 49,
51 and 53. Batter. External 7/8” per yard or 1 in 41.1 ; internal flue is parallel.
Cap. A fire-brick course 14" thick x 12" high forms the only finish to shaft.
It was at first intended to construct a 2' string course 4.6 from top to add to the appearance of shaft, but even this Messrs. Brooks omitted being of opinion that the plainer the termination the better.
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Re: STEEPLEJACK'S CORNER 2012

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MESSRS. E. LACON & SONS, BREWERS, GREAT YARMOUTH.
Engineer and Builder . . . Mr. WAKEFIELD, London.
Built 1838 ; three months occupied in building.
Description. Square brick panelled pedestal with two 4 ½ "
set-offs for plinths.
Dimensions,
Original height, including foundation 160' o"
from ground line to top 140'
Present 100'
Outside measurement at ground line, square 10' 6"
Scaffold. Inside scaffolding used in erection. Remarks. When completed this shaft was 140' high from ground line, but about 23 years ago it became so bent by strong north winds that the proprietors had 40' taken off, and it now
stands 100'high.
p. 99 missing
Construction. The chimney above concrete is composed of nine sections, as follows :
1st sec. . Footings 4' 6"
Pedestal.
2nd,, . Brick in mortar, 13' 1o" sq. externally, partly below ground . 17' o" high.
3rd ,, . Brick in mortar, 12' 4" sq. externally, with hoop iron bond . 23' o" high.
Shaft.
4th . Moulded circular brick base to shaft in cement 4' o" high.
5th . Brick in cement, bonded with hoop iron, 9' 6" external diam. . 17' o" high
6th,, . Brick in mortar 9' diam., hoop iron bond at intervals . ... 22' o" ft high
7th,, . Brick in cement 8' 9" diam., with hoop iron bond 11ft high.
8th . Brick in mortar 8' 3" diam., with hoop iron bond 22' o" high.
9th . Brick in cement, Including cap, with hoop iron bond . . . . 22' o" high
Height above concrete . . .142' 6"
Shaft. The shaft is composed of two set offs expanding upwards.
Hoop Iron Bond. The hoop iron was used in several courses close together, and several lengths in each course. Brick in Cement. The Architect had the cement rings constructed "to give greater strength to the shaft, and to obviate
cracks, cement having greater adhesive power than ordinary mortar."
Fire-brick Lining. The shaft is partly lined with fire-brick, but the heat is not expected to be excessive, it being mostly used for hypocaust drying rooms.
Cap. The cap has a considerable projection, and is carried by a stout ring of York stones well cramped together, resting on brick corbels. Lightning Conductor. Copper tape, insulated.
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Re: STEEPLEJACK'S CORNER 2012

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MESSRS. GROUT & Co., SILK CRAPE WORKS, GREAT YARMOUTH.
Built, 1829-30; 12 months occupied in construction.
Description. Square brick chimney.
Dimensions,
Height from ground line to top 127' 6"
Outside measurement at foundation 18' o"
Outside at ground surface 12' 6"
Inside at ground surface 6' 10"
Outside at top 3' 6". Inside 2'.
Foundation Bed. Sand.
Thicknesses. The shaft is composed of eight sections, as follows :
Plinth from ground line . . 3' o" high 3' 6" thick.
1st section 12' 1" high, 2' 10"
2nd …..14’ 3” high, 2ft 6ins.
3rd ……17ft 3ins high, 2ft 2ins.
4th ……15ft 9ins, 1ft 10ins.
6th ……16ft 9ins….1ft 6ins.
7th …….13ft 6ins…..9inch
8th cap and blocking, 1ft 11ins….9inches.
Height from ground line 127' 6"
Scaffold. Inside scaffolding used. Batter. 1 in 28.
Remarks. The brickwork to top of plinth was built in Portland cement.
On the eighth July, 1884, at 9.30 a.m., the chimney was struck
by lightning, damaging the shaft to the amount of £68.
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Re: STEEPLEJACK'S CORNER 2012

Post by Stanley » 28 Jun 2015, 03:45

Bodge, Facebook wanted me to sign up.... Against my religion.....
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Re: STEEPLEJACK'S CORNER 2012

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And all to enable traffic to have an easier journey.....

PENNSYLVANIA RAILROAD, WEST PHILADELPHIA SHOPS, U.S.A.
Figs. 54 to 59 inclusive.
Engineer JOSEPH M. WILSON, Philadelphia.
Description. Brick chimney, circular pedestal, shaft of an eight pointed star section.
Dimensions,
Height from ground line 121ft 8ins
Height of pedestal above ground 7ft 8ins
Outside diameter of pedestal 13ft
OD of shaft, over points, under cap ... 8ft 9ins
Inside diameter throughout 4ft
Flue invert below ground 5ft
Foundation. Stone.
Section. This shaft is remarkable, inasmuch as its section has the form of an eight pointed star, with a circular inner shaft, thus leaving the points of the star hollow. These hollow spaces run from 2' above ground line to top, and have air openings in the brickwork at base and in the cast iron cap at top.
Outer Shaft and Pedestal. The heights and thicknesses of the brickwork, starting from top of plinth, are as follows :
1st section, including pedestal 36' high 1' 6" thick.
2nd 36' ……….1' 2"
3rd to 12' from top . 35 ¾ ft…. 9"
Inner Shaft. Two feet from ground line to top :
1st section 5' 3" high, 1ft 11" thick.
2nd 50', 1' 6" thick.
3rd, 40', 1' 2"
4th , 24' 5", 9"
Brick Lining. An inner lining 4 ½ " thick runs throughout the stack, but is not bonded to the inner shaft, for 17' from flue invert the lining is of fire-brick.
Cap (Fig. 59). At a height of 12' from the top the brickwork is gradually stepped outward until it measures 14' in diameter; into this bell-shaped top the eight points gradually die away, and upon it a cast iron hollow cap, 3' in height, is placed, covering the brickwork of the inner shaft, and having outlets for the escape of the heated air from the eight cavities before mentioned.
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Re: STEEPLEJACK'S CORNER 2012

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WOOLWICH ARSENAL.
Dimensions,
Height above ground 120' 6"
Outside measurement at base 10' 9"
at top 4' 9"
Construction. This chimney is built up in five sections, the heights and thicknesses of which are as follows :
1st section 16' 6" high 3 bricks thick.
2nd 25' 3"….. 2 ½ bricks
3rd 25' 3" ……2
4th 25' 3" ……1 ½ bricks
5th 28' 3"……..1 brick
120' 6" high above ground.
The top 28' 3' was built in cement.
Scaffold. Erected independently of shaft, without putlogs.
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Re: STEEPLEJACK'S CORNER 2012

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MESSRS. REID & Co., BREWERS, CLERKENWELL ROAD, LONDON.
Engineer, GEO. SCAMMELL ; Builders, Messrs. CUBITT & Co.
Description. Square brick pedestal on concrete foundation about 52' high, including 9' stone moulding. Round brick shaft.
Dimensions,
Total height, including foundation 142' 3"
Height from ground line to top 120' o"
Outside measurement of square concrete foundation . . 22' o"
square footings 20' 3"
Height of footings 5' 9"
Outside measurement at ground surface 12' o"
Inside 5' 3"
Inside at outlet top of cap 5' 8"
Foundation Bed. Gravel.
Construction. The walls of pedestal are constructed in brickwork 2' 7 ½ " thick (3 ½ bricks), then the first 21' of circular shaft 2 ½ bricks thick, next height of 23' in 2 bricks thick, and topmost height of 12' in 1 ½ bricks thick. The top of shaft is formed by a 6' length of stone work, and then terminates with a
cast iron cap about 5' high, fitted together in segments, bolted internally. The outlet formed by this cap is bell-mouthed, and is 5' 8" internal diameter.
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Re: STEEPLEJACK'S CORNER 2012

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YALE LOCK MANUFACTURING COMPANY, STAMFORD,
CONNECTICUT, U.S.A.
Figs. 60 to 64 inclusive.
Engineer, HENRY R. TOWNE. Built, 1881.
Description. Square brick shaft on panelled pedestal.
Dimensions,
Height, including foundation 126' o"
Height from ground line 120' o"
Height of pedestal above ground 18' o"
Height of shaft above pedestal 102' o"
Outside measurement at base of foundation 15' o"
at top of same 11' 10"
at ground line 11' 10"
at top of pedestal 11' o"
Inside , 4' o"
Outside, at base of shaft 10' 4"
Inside , 4' o"
Outside , at top under cap 6' 1"
Inside 4' 9"
Foundation. The foundation is shallow, for the reason that a bed of hard gravel was struck a few feet below the surface of the ground, which formed a good basis for the chimney foundation. The first course of stone was composed of large selected flat boulders 4' x 4', upon top of which were placed other smaller ones laid in Portland cement. The upper part was built of small stones grouted with cement.
Outer Shaft. This is built up in four sections, viz. :
1st section 7' high 20" thick.
2nd 25'….. 16"
3rd 31'…… 12"
4th 34'…… 8"
Inner Shaft (Fig. 60). This is constructed in three sections,
commencing 22' 6" above ground line, as follows :
1st section 9’ 9" high 12" thick.
2nd , 36' 3"….. 8"
3rd 30' o"……. 4"
The inner shaft is built independently of the outer one, its inside measurement at base being 4' and at top 4' 6". From this it will be seen the inner shaft has an outward batter of .04" in one foot, and was so designed that it affords free escape for the products of combustion, as they expand in their progress
upward. At the summit of this inner shaft is a sheet iron hopper top, No. 18 W. G., which covers the sharp off set that would otherwise occur to affect the draught. Iron Bond. Tie irons, consisting of pieces of flat hoop iron, with each end bent downwards, were built into the walls all the way up, at distances of 3' apart. The inside walls also had tie irons up to termination of 8" work. An iron inside ladder extends from the bottom to the top, and is formed by building in short bars of round iron ¾ " in diameter across one of the corners of the square interior (see Figs. 63 and 64). An iron ladder is suspended
from one of these bars to reach over the sheet-iron hopper top of the inner shaft (see Fig. 60).
Fire-brick. There is a wall of fire-brick 8' high (see Fig. 60) on the inside of chimney, where the flue enters pedestal. This wall was put up after the chimney was completed, and may be re-placed at any time without disturbing the outer walls. There is a 2" space between the fire-brick and the brickwork of the chimney proper.
Batter. Pedestal, parallel. Outer shaft, ¼ “ in 1' or 1 in 48. Duty, &c. This shaft was constructed to run six horizontal tubular boilers, 54" in diameter and 15' long. Each boiler has 54 tubes 3" in diameter, with a grate 4' long x 4' 6" wide, and is rated at 65 hp. The opening from each boiler to flue is 13" X 33" while the main sheet iron flue is 36" in diameter. The boilers, in addition to furnishing steam to drive a 20" X 42" stationary engine of the Corliss type, have to supply steam for heating extensive buildings, and for other purposes.

EXTRACTS FROM SPECIFICATION.
1. Foundation. That the Company will have built and finished, ready for the brickwork, a proper stone foundation, and will assume all responsibility therefor.
2. Bricks. That said Company will furnish, delivered on the ground, as the contractor may require them, all bricks required in the construction of the chimney, and that the contractor will carefully select bricks of good and uniform colour for the external faces of the chimney.
3. Materials. That the contractor will furnish all other materials required, including lime and sand, all of which shall be of thoroughly good quality of their respective kinds, special care being exercised to secure a strong and durable mortar.
4. Brickwork. That all portions of the chimney shall be built in strict accordance with the plans and sections shewn on the drawings attached hereto. The bricks for outside faces of walls to be selected as specified above, and no swelled, rotten, or unsound brick to be used in any part of the structure. All bricks to be well wetted before laying, and to be laid with flushed
solid joints, leaving no empty spaces in the walls, except where called for on the plans. All courses to be run perfectly level and straight. The batter of outside walls to be exactly one fourth inch to the foot, and the greatest care to be taken that a uniform batter is preserved on each of the four faces, so that
the chimney, when completed, shall be exactly perpendicular. Special pains must also be taken to carry each of the outside angles exactly vertical and to avoid giving them any " twist." The joints of the exterior walls of the chimney and of the interior walls of the vertical flue (that is, those with which the smoke will come in contact) to be filled fully flush with faces of bricks when struck with the trowel, and every joint, both horizontal and vertical, to be neatly and carefully' rubbed smooth with a "jointer," so as to leave the faces of the walls perfectly smooth and flush.
5. Bonding Irons. That the Company will furnish proper bonding strips of hoop iron, cut to lengths required, and that the contractor will lay these strips in both the inner and outer walls of the chimney, at vertical intervals of about three feet, as may be directed by the Company, the ends of each bonding iron
being bent so as to engage with the brickwork and assist in tying it firmly together.
6. Ladder. That the Company will furnish, and the contractor build in place, in one corner of the inside flue, iron bars, to constitute a steps or ladder for gaining access to the top of the chimney. These bars to be placed diagonally across one of the corners and at vertical intervals of about 18".
7. Openings. That the contractor will set and build into the chimney, as shewn on the drawing, an iron cleaning door (to be furnished by the Company), and will also construct two circular flue openings of the form and position shewn by the drawing.
8. Caps. That the Company will furnish, delivered on the ground, a cast iron cap or funnel, to be placed on the top of the inside lining or flue, as shewn by the drawing, and also cast iron cap, in four pieces (complete with joint plates) to form the final finish on top of chimney, the contractor to raise these caps and carefully set them in their proper positions.
9. Fire-bricks. That the contractor will construct a firebrick lining (the joints to be carefully laid with fire-clay) near the base of chimney, as shewn on the drawings. This fire-brick lining to be laid independently of the surrounding walls, so that it shall not carry any part of the weight of the chimney, and so
that it may be removed and renewed without disturbing the surrounding walls. The fire-bricks and clay to be furnished by the Company.
10. General. That the contractor will provide all necessary scaffolding and will remove the same upon completion of the contract; that the Company will make provision whereby the contractor can obtain a supply of water by a line of hose (to be furnished by the contractor), not exceeding 100' in length; that
the contractor will exercise constant supervision of the work while in progress, and will, to the best of his ability, construct and complete the work in a thorough and workmanlike manner throughout, it being the intention of this contract to secure the construction of said chimney in as perfect a manner as possible. Contract Price. 1,250 dollars, or £260. 8s.
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Re: STEEPLEJACK'S CORNER 2012

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PHOENIX BOLT AND NUT COMPANY, HANDSWORTH,
BIRMINGHAM.
Architect, YEOVILLE THOMASON; Builders, W. PARKER & SON. Built, 1871.
[Two chimneys described, one of 120’ and one of 100’ Both brick octagonal]


SURREY COMMERCIAL DOCKS, ROTHERHITHE.
Engineer, JAS. A. McCONNOCHIE ; Builders, HOLLAND & HANNEN.
Built, 1883 ; April to August inclusive.
Description. Square brick pedestal with panelled sides, circular brick shaft.
Dimensions,
Height, including foundation 132' 2"
from ground line 108' 8"
Outside measurement, concrete bed, square 19' 6"
brick footings , 17' 6" square
Outside at ground line 13' 9"
Outside diameter at base of shaft, circular 10'
Inside diam. At base of shaft, 5' 6"
Outside diam. at top, under cap 7' 3"
Inside diam. 5' 9"
Foundation. The foundation bed is gravel 23' 6" below ground line. A square column of cement concrete 19' 6" X 19' 6" is carried to within 4' 6" of ground line, at which height the footings commence. Fire-brick Lining. A fire-brick lining is built up 34' 6" in height, in contact with brickwork of chimney proper but not bonded to same. Construction. The chimney has a square pedestal with panelled sides, brickwork 3' thick, 33' 4" high from bottom of the brick footings to top of Portland stone moulding at base of shaft. The shaft is built in Old English bond with all headers on external face of circular work, and is constructed in four sections, with thicknesses as follows :
1st section 23' 11" high 1' 10" thick.
2nd 20' o" ……1' 6"
3rd 20' o"…….1’ 1"
4th, 3' 4" ……. 9"
The brickwork is then stepped out and surmounted by a moulded Portland stone cap 1' 10" deep. The stones forming cap are held together by a wrought iron strap. Scaffold. Outside. Batter. 4 1/2" in 20', or 1 in 53. Capacity. The fumes from No. 8 boilers are carried away by this shaft, and it is intended to serve engines of 430 hp. Lightning Conductor. Copper tape. Cost including fixing, £17. 13. 3d.
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Re: STEEPLEJACK'S CORNER 2012

Post by Invernahaille » 03 Jul 2015, 10:11

Stanley,
Here is a link for an update at Ellenroad. Do you know him?
http://www.rochdaleonline.co.uk/news-fe ... road-trust

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Re: STEEPLEJACK'S CORNER 2012

Post by Stanley » 04 Jul 2015, 04:19

I know him and his wife well, he was a good supporter of me when I was running the project. He is about the best chance they have..... Must mail him.....
Just done it.... Thanks for the heads up.
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Re: STEEPLEJACK'S CORNER 2012

Post by Invernahaille » 04 Jul 2015, 15:29

Stanley,
Isnt life strange? I have lived in the USA for nearly twenty years now. Last time I was at Ellenroad was around 1999.
Unbelievable that an engine in an obscure part of the world could pull so much interest internationaly.

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Re: STEEPLEJACK'S CORNER 2012

Post by Stanley » 05 Jul 2015, 04:05

Robert, I always said that the reason was the quality and the size of the engine. Edna Lumb's pairings helped as well. Her work is known all over the world.
Allen Brett responded to my mail immediately....

SOUTH METROPOLITAN GAS WORKS, RETORT-HOUSE SHAFT,
OLD KENT ROAD, LONDON.
Figs. 65 to 68 inclusive.
Engineer, G. LIVESEY, M.I.C.E. ; Contractor, MORELAND, Old Street, St. Luke's. Built 1862.
Description. Square brick shaft, built parallel the entire height and buttressed on the four sides, as see illustrations.
Dimensions,
Height, including foundation 116' o"
from ground line to top 108' o"
Concrete foundation 17' o" square X 5' o"
Outside measurement over buttresses at ground line . . 12' o"
Outside measurement over square shaft . . 7' 4"
Inside of square shaft, 5' o"
Outside at top 6' 6"
Inside 5' o"
Foundation Bed. Gravel.
Bond and Fire-brick Lining. The shaft is built in English bond, with stock bricks outside and fire-bricks inside, bonded together ; thus the courses of fire-bricks are alternately 9" and 4 ½ ". The fire-bricks were specially obtained for this chimney, of the same size as the stock bricks. Mr. Livesey has sometimes adopted the plan of bonding the fire-bricks into the stocks every sixth to eighth course, where in using the ordinary sized fire-bricks the courses of the two coincide. Bricks. Total, about 80,000. Iron Bond. Bonds of 2" x ¼ " flat iron, riveted at points of intersection, were built in the brickwork at intervals of 5' in height. (See Fig. 68.) Draught. The pressure at the base of this shaft when only forty-four furnaces were in action and a quantity of cold air entered through the dampers of the remaining ten was equal to 0.95” of water, and the quantity of heated air and gases discharged was about 470 cubic feet per second. Duty. This chimney when erected had fifty-four furnaces working into the shaft, and it was intended to connect twenty more. The shaft has been in constant use since its erection in 1862, and the brickwork has not burned away. Mr. Livesey's opinion is that the heat is not sufficient to injure good fire-brick. Cap. Cast iron, weighing 2 tons. Copper Rim. On the top and sides of the 2' 3" blocking course, above the cap, there is a copper rim 1/8" thick, put on at the suggestion of the contractor. Lightning Conductor. Copper wire. Cost. Complete, £530. Remarks. In a similar chimney 70' high, built entirely of fire-brick for the engine-house, since the one above described, Mr. Livesey carried up the 14" work about 50' and then reduced it to 9" work to the top by a set off inside; thus the flue is larger
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Re: STEEPLEJACK'S CORNER 2012

Post by Stanley » 06 Jul 2015, 05:36

TAMWORTH WATERWORKS.
Architect, ALEX. PAYNE, F.R.I.B. A., in conjunction with the Engineer, H. T. MARTEN, M.I.C.E. Builder, JOHN GARLICK, Birmingham. Built, 1880.
Description. Brick, circular pedestal and shaft.
Dimensions
Height above concrete foundation 14' 6"
Height above ground line 107'
Outside diameter, circular pedestal 1 1' 6"
Inside 6' 6"
Outside base of shaft 8' 6"
top 6' 3"
Inside 4' o"
Foundation. Massive concrete foundation. Construction. The chimney above concrete is built up in eight sections as follows :

1st section Brick footings in mortar 4' 6"
2nd Brick pedestal 11' 6" external diam. 28' o" high.
Shaft.
3rd Base mouldings in cement 5' o"
4th Brick in cement 8ft 6ins External diam. 10ft.
5th brick in mortar, 8ft external, 20ft high.
6th brick in cement, 7ft 6ins, external, 10 ft high.
7th brick in mortar, 7ft external, 17 ft high
8th Brick in cement including cap, 20ft high.
Brick in cement, 8' 6" external diam. . . . 10' o"
Height above concrete . . .114' 6"
The shaft has one internal set off. Hoop Iron Bond. Hoop irons were used in several courses close together and several lengths in each course. Brick in Cement. The architect had the cement rings constructed "to give greater strength to the shaft and to obviate cracks, cement having greater adhesive power than ordinary mortar." Fire-brick Lining. Constructed 50' high. Cap. Constructed on a good ring of York stone well cramped together. Lightning Conductor. Copper tape, insulated.
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Re: STEEPLEJACK'S CORNER 2012

Post by Stanley » 07 Jul 2015, 03:56

BOSTON, LINCOLNSHIRE, FLOUR MILL CHIMNEY SHAFT.
Engineer, W. H. WHEELER, C.E., Borough Surveyor. Built, 1869-70.
Description. Octagonal brick pedestal, circular shaft and cast iron cap.
Dimensions,
Height from bottom of piles to top 135' 3"
Height from concrete foundation to top. . .119' 3"
Height from brick footings 111' 3"
ground line to top 105' 3"
Outside measurement over sides of pedestal at ground line 11' 6"
Inside of fire-brick shaft 4' 9"
Outside base of circular brick shaft….8ft
Inside ditto……3ft 6ins
Outside at top under cap…..4ft 6ins
Inside ditto…….3ft.
Foundation Bed. The upper part of ground is silty clay, and the lower part hard clay and chalk stones. Construction. The chimney is built on No. 9 piles, 15' long by 12" square. The shoes of piles are 30' below floor line of the mill. The piles at top are connected together with capsills, on which rests cross planking, then a concrete bed 15' X 15' X 8', on the top of which the brick footings commence. The octagonal pedestal is 20' high above floor level of mill and has Bramley Fall stone quoins. The circular shaft has a stone base moulding 3' 9" in height. The first 3' of shaft at base above moulding and the first 9', measuring from under cap and mouldings at top, are built in cement.
The cap is of cast iron 1" thick, 9" wide, 9" deep inside and 3" deep outside, 4' 6" external diameter ; constructed in three segments, bolted together with internal flanges. Materials. Brickwork, 16 rods. Bramley Fall stone, 740
cubic feet. Fire-brick Lining. The inner shaft of fire-brick is 40' high from ground line, built in 4 ½ “ work. Cost. £350.
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Re: STEEPLEJACK'S CORNER 2012

Post by Stanley » 08 Jul 2015, 06:41

A. GORDON & Co., CALEDONIAN ROAD, BREWERY, LONDON, N.
Fig. 77
Engineer, C. PANTING ; Builders, WILLIAMS & SONS. Built, 1867; 3 to 4 months occupied in construction.
Description. Octagonal brick pedestal, circular brick shaft.
Dimensions,
Height, including foundation 114' o"
Height from ground line to top 100' o"
Outside measurement, square concrete foundation 4' o" thick 18' o"
Ditto, base of brick footings 14' o"
Ditto at ground surface 11' 3"
Inside of fire-brick lining 3' 6"
Outside at base of shaft 7' 3"
Inside 3' 6"
Outside at top, over C.I. cap 4' 7"
Inside , 3' o"
Footings. The footings are stepped upwards from 14' square to 11' 7 ½ '', in seven courses ; from this height the footings in thirteen courses are stepped at the four corners until they work into the octagon pedestal at ground line.
Pedestal. Octagonal, panelled on each face, and 25' high from ground line, including a stone cornice, from which starts the circular shaft. Shaft. The shaft is constructed in four sections with thicknesses as follows :
1st section 21' high 1' 10 ½ " thick.
2nd , 15'…….1' 6"
3rd , 15'……..1’ 1 1/2 "
4th 24' …….9"
Batter. Shaft 10' vertical, 15' 1 in 60, 50' 1 in 42 nearly. Cap (Fig. 77). The shaft has a cast iron terminal 5' 6" high, of ½ " metal, made in segments and bolted together by internal flanges. It was painted in three coats of good oil colour, the last coat being Portland cement in oil. Cost. £440.
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Re: STEEPLEJACK'S CORNER 2012

Post by Stanley » 09 Jul 2015, 05:22

DONCASTER LOCAL BOARD OF HEALTH, SEWAGE IRRIGATION
WORKS.
Engineer B. S. BRUNDELL.
Description. Square brick pedestal, surmounted with square panelled shaft.
Dimensions,
Total height, including foundation 112' 9"
Height from ground to top 100' o"
Outside dimension at foundation, square 18' o"
at bottom of footings, square . . . 14' 3"
at ground line 9' 9"
Inside at ground…..3ft 11ins.
Outside at start of shaft……7ft 9ins
Inside ditto…….3ft 11ins
Outside under cap…..6ft 1ins.
Inside under cap……..3ft 9ins.
Pedestal. This is 17' high, 2' 5" thick brickwork, with stone moulded plinth at base and moulded stone cornice at top Shaft. Square with panelled sides, erected in three sections as follows:
1st section . . . 25' high 18" brickwork.
2nd ... 25' , 14"
3rd ... 22' to under cap 9"
Batter. 1 in 86.4. Cap. Ornamental stone top, surmounted by a cast iron cap.
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Re: STEEPLEJACK'S CORNER 2012

Post by Stanley » 10 Jul 2015, 04:56

GREAT NORTHERN RAILWAY. FARRINGDON STREET GOODS
STATION.
Engineer, R. JOHNSON, M.I.C.E. ; Builders, KIRK & RANDALL.
Built, 1880; five weeks occupied in construction.
Description. Round brick shaft on square pedestal.
Dimensions,
Total height, including foundations 102' 6"
Height from ground line to top 96' 6"
Height of pedestal, inc. footings and stone base moulding to shaft . 23' 9"
Outside measurement at ground line, square 8' 6"
Inside at ground line circular 3' o"
Outside base of shaft 7' 6"
Inside ditto…..3ft
Outside under cap…..4ft 6ins
Inside at outlet of the cap…..2ft 9ins.
Foundation. Concrete base 12' 6" square x 3' deep on foundation bed of London clay. Materials and Weights. In base there are 22,000 bricks, weight, including mortar . 86 tons. Shaft 21,000 bricks (radiating) 64 tons. Base, weight of stone 11 tons. Cap ditto, 1 ton 16 cwts. Cast iron terminal of 5/8” metal, in segments, bolted together by internal flanges, 12 cwts.
Beart's patent perforated radiating bricks were used in the circular shaft, laid all headers on external face. Scaffold. Inside and outside. Construction. The walls of pedestal are 2' 9" thick, shaft is built up in five sections, as follows :
1st section 9' high 2' 3" thick.
2nd 16'……..1ft 10ins
3rd 16' ……..1' 6"
4th 16'…..1ft 1 1/2ins
5th , top . 9"
Fire-brick Lining. This is carried up independent of pedestal, with about 1" space for expansion, to a height of 21' 6" in 4 1/2" work set in fire clay. Batter. The first 9' of circular shaft is built vertical, then 16' to a batter of 1 in 42, and the topmost length of 41' to underneath cap 1 in 37 nearly. Duty. To carry off the products of combustion from flues of No. 2 Cornish boilers 24' long X 6' external diameter, each having one internal tube 3' diameter. Lightning Conductor. Copper tape. Cost. Chimney complete, £400.
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Re: STEEPLEJACK'S CORNER 2012

Post by Stanley » 11 Jul 2015, 05:47

MESSRS. PEEK, FREAN & Co.'s CHIMNEY, DRUMMOND ROAD,
LONDON.
Architects, SNOOKE & STOCK ; Builders, RIDER & SON.
Built, 1866 ; two months occupied.
Description. Square brick shaft and pedestal.
Dimensions
Total height, including foundation 99' 3"
Height from ground line 91ft 3ins
Outside measurement at ground line 10ft
Inside ditto 4' 9"
Outside at top 7' 3"
Inside , 4' 6"
Foundation Bed. Sandy gravel.
Batter. 1 in 66.
Bricks. 66 m. used in construction. Weight. 313 tons. Scaffold. Outside, costing £60. Lightning Conductor. Stranded copper rope. Cost. Chimney complete, £560. 00.
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Re: STEEPLEJACK'S CORNER 2012

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Re: STEEPLEJACK'S CORNER 2012

Post by Stanley » 12 Jul 2015, 04:32

All part of the day's work if you are in that trade Tiz. I'll bet the accident rate is better than their coal mines.....
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Re: STEEPLEJACK'S CORNER 2012

Post by Stanley » 13 Jul 2015, 05:16

EXPERIMENTAL CHIMNEY, MAYFIELD PRINT WORKS,
MANCHESTER.
Engineer, R. ARMSTRONG; Owners, T. HOYLE & SONS.
Builders . . . D. BELLHOUSE & SONS.
Description. Brick, square foundations and pedestal ; shaft octagonal.
Dimensions,
Height, including foundations 100ft
Height above ground line 90'
Height above level of fire-bars 88'
Height of pedestal above ground 18'
Height of shaft, including cap 72' o"
Outside measurement base of footings 15' o"
square pedestal 8'
Inside square pedestal, octagonal flue….5ft.
Outside base of octagonal shaft 8ft.
Inside ditto 4ft 10ins
Outside top of octagonal shaft, 4ft 4 1/2ins
Inside ditto 2ft 10 ½ ins.
Shaft. This is octagonal both inside and outside, and is built up in two sections, viz. :
1st section 36' high 19" thick.
2nd 36'….. 9"
Batter. 1 in 36.
The internal capacity of the chimney, together with the short flue connecting it with the boiler to which it is attached, is about 50 cubic yards. The internal horizontal area of the outlet the narrowest part is about 1,000 square inches, which, as it was intended to make the shaft large enough for about 50 hp., gives 20 square inches for each hp., while there is about 1 cubic yard capacity
in the chimney for each hp. These proportions were adopted after averaging some of the best chimneys the engineer and proprietors were acquainted
with in Lancashire. Cost. £100.
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