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Crofton Pumping Station

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Thomas Horn oscillating steam engine
Overcrank engine by Gardiner of Kent, c.1840. Sold secondhand to Elmer’s Mill, Woolpit in 1850, where it worked until the 1940s
Sunderland Forge engine and dynamo from a trawler. C.1924
Lancashire boiler
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Condenser/air pump
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Crofton, Marlborough, Wiltshire, SN8 3DW.

1812 Boulton and Watt beam pumping engine.

1846 Harvey's beam pumping engine.

Several smaller steam engines.

Coal-fired Lancashire boiler.

The engines are operated on steaming days.

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