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1882 Advertisement: 'SOUTHPORT WATERWORKS COMPANY, SPRINGFIELD PUMPING STATION, near TOWN GREEN STATION, L. and Y. Railway West.
Mr ARTHUR T. CROW, Contractors' Auctioneer, Manor House, Sunderland has been honoured with instructions from the Board of to Sell by Auction, on Thursday, February 2d, 1882, the whole of the valuable and nearly new PLANT and MATERIALS, consisting of powerful pumping engine, 18in. double cylinder, 36in. stroke, spur wheel gear, quadrant and fly wheel, 10ft dia. by Coulson, Spennymoor; horizontal engine with sandwasher attached, 6in. cylinder. 6in. stroke, by Bland, Bury; vertical engine, 4in.cylinder, with double fan, working with spur and wheel, 4ft. dia., by Hedge, Ormskirk ; splendid double cylinder crab engine, works off second motion, 7in. cylinder, 12in stroke, by Hamilton Woods, & Co., Manchester ; 60 fathoms 4½in. (charcoal) wire rope, Baggie, Newcastle: deferential[!] pumping engine, 34in. cylinder, 48in. Stroke, with double acting ram, and 83ft. 7in. pipes. 15in. working barrel and air vessel. 13ft.X 3ft. by Hawthorn, Davey. Co., Leeds; donkey engine, 7in. cylinder, 12in. Stroke, with air vessel and pipes attached ; overhead traveller, 47ft. span, with steam jenny, to lift 7 tons, double cylinders, 6in. dia., 12in. stroke, vertical boiler, 6ft 6in x 3ft, by Dunlop, Bell and Co, Liverpool: double winding engine, 10in. cylinders, 20in. stroke, by Coulson, Spennymoor; 2 useful lowering and lifting machines, with 120ft. Double rods, 3in. dia., bolts, links, 7ft. and 12ft. screws and clips, by Coulson, Spennymoor ; complete set of 40 fathom 16in. pumps, with bucket, working barrels, 12ft. bucket piece, with clack and suction pieces, common pumps, rods, plates, bolts, and lowering rods ; 8 tons light bridge rails, scrap iron, metal, and brass ; 7ft pan mortar mill, several crabs, hand crab, with 60 fathoms 9in. rope, by Haggie, Newcastle ; 3 double tubular Galloway boilers, 24ft. X 6ft. and 26ft. x 7ft.: 700ft. 12in. x 12in. pitch pine ; 250 permanent sleepers 2000 7in. X 1in. Boards ; 40 tons of firewood. 2 1½ yard tip waggons, 12 navvy barrows, 4 dobbin carts. 2 tram trollies, 2 tons hempen rope, 2 large iron cisterns, the contents of blacksmiths' shops, erections and stables, and other materials.
The sale to commence at Ten for Eleven o'clock to a minute. …'