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Air Compressor - High Pressure, Kelly & Lewis Ltd, MMBW Spotswood Sewerage Pumping Station, circa 1926 Object Reg. No: HT 2598

This horizontal air compressor was one of a pair of electrically powered Kelly & Lewis units installed in the South Engine Room in about 1926. They replaced several small steam-powered compressors mounted on the large steam pumping engines. By the 1920s, electric equipment began to replace the steam-powered machinery at the Station after it was connected to the State Electricity Commission (SEC) power grid. The motor was manufactured by the English Electric Co. in the United Kingdom.
Acquisition Information:
Transfer from Melbourne Water
Discipline: Technology

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Tagged with: air compressors, sewerage, sewerage works, spotswood sewerage pumping station
Themes this item is part of: Engineering Collection, Working Life & Trades Collection, Melbourne & Metropolitan Board of Works (MMBW), Melbourne, Victoria
Primary Classification: MECHANICAL ENGINEERING
Secondary Classification: Pneumatics
Tertiary Classification: air compressors
Manufacturer: Kelly & Lewis Ltd, Australia, circa 1926
User: Melbourne & Metropolitan Board of Works (MMBW) Spotswood Pumping Station, Australia, 1926-1965

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