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Air Compressor - Low Pressure, Kelly & Lewis Ltd, South Engine Room, MMBW Spotswood Sewerage Pumping Station, circa 1926 Object Reg. No: HT 2599

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.
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: CIVIL ENGINEERING
Secondary Classification: Sewerage
Tertiary Classification: machinery components
Manufacturer: Kelly & Lewis Ltd, Australia, circa 1926
User: Melbourne & Metropolitan Board of Works (MMBW) Spotswood Pumping Station, Australia, circa 1926-1965

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