EBT heraldSteam Driven Sump Pump

Photo of Steam Driven Sump Pump
Building: Boiler House
Machine Power: steam
HAER Map Key: C
Date Built: unknown
Manufacturer: unknown

Under the wooden floors of the shop is the original soil grade. With Jordan Creek just outside the complex, some accumulation of water is inevitable. This unit is a reciprocating water pump powered by a small steam engine (linear, not revolving). It would have removed this seepage before it accumulated.

See Surviving World Steam - Lizards for more info on steam pumps.

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