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Vincennes Waterworks

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See 1872 article in the 'The Engineer'[1]

Powered by water from the River Marne, the installation comprised one 100 HP Fourneyron-type water turbine driving two horizontal pumps via bevel gears, delivering water to the Bois de Vincennes; two similar sets of machinery delivering water to the Paris reservoirs; four large cast iron waterwheels on the Girard system, 11.6m diameter, 120 HP maximum, running at 6 - 9 rpm and driving horizontal pumps to deliver water to the Paris reservoirs.

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  1. [1] The Engineer 13 Sept 1872