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1862 London Exhibition: Catalogue: Class VIII.: Blinkhorn, Shuttleworth and Co

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Fire Engine

1800. BLINKHORN, SHUTTLEWORTH, and CO., Spalding, Lincolnshire.

Patent fire engines, of great power, for service in the Industrial Department.

PRIZES AWARDED:-

Manchester and Liverpool Agricultural Meeting, held at Bolton — Silver medal.

Yorkshire Agricultural Society's Meeting, held at Pontefract — First prize.

Peterborough Agricultural Society's Meeting — Second prize.

North Lincolnshire Agricultural Society's Meeting held at Brigg — First prize.

Manchester and Liverpool Agricultural Society's Meeting held at Ashton-under-Line — Silver Medal.

Agricultural Meeting held at Middleton — First prize.

Meeting of the Association of German Agriculturists and Foresters held at Schwerin, North Germany — Silver medal.

Exhibition of the Royal Cornwall Polytechnic Society held at Falmouth — Bronze medal.

PRIZE PATENT HORIZONTAL DOUBLE-ACTION FARM, MANSION, OR FACTORY FIRE ENGINE.

This engine will discharge 100 gallons of water per minute, to an elevation of 100 ft. weather permitting, when worked by 8 men, is of very great power, exceedingly portable, made of the most durable materials, is not likely to get out of order, and effects a saving of 50 per cent. in labour for working. Price £30. It will throw a continuous stream of water with more force, and to a greater height than the engines generally in use. It possesses a double action, and being on the horizontal principle, is not likely to foul. When worked, the cylinder is always full of water, the air is excluded, and the flow of water is consequently freer, and more regular, than from the ordinary vertical barrels. Another important feature in its construction, is the formation of inlets to the valves, which can be opened in the course of a few seconds, and any obstruction which may take place may be removed almost instantaneously, thereby preventing the possibility of any serious delay at times when the services of an engine are imperatively necessary.

A complete set of fittings to the above, including suction and delivery hose, hose reel, branch pipe and nozzles, patent buckets, dam, etc. etc.

Size A, a smaller engine than the above, will discharge, when worked by 6 men, 70 gallons of water to an elevation of 70 feet, weather permitting.

A complete set of fittings to the above.

Full particulars, testimonials, reports of trials, and references, may be obtained of the inventors and manufacturers, Spalding, Lincolnshire.

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