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Photograph - Detail of Governor & Builder's Plate on Austral Otis Steam Engine No.8, North Engine Room, Spotswood Pumping Station, Victoria, 1978 Image Reg. No: MM 117041

Summary:
Part of a collection of 34 black & white and colour photographs relating to the Spotswood Sewerage Pumping Station, in an album donated Mr Walter Arnold, a former Superintendent of the Pumping Station site.
Description Of Content:
Aerial view of Spotswood Pumping Station eastern frontage. Taken from the Westgate Bridge looking across Yarra River. Parts of Spotswood Industries and the western suburbs can be seen in the background.
Acquisition Information:
Donation from Mr Walter Arnold - Melbourne & Metropolitan Board of Works (MMBW) Spotswood Pumping Station, 2002
Acknowledgement:
Image courtesy of Melbourne Water
Discipline: Technology
Dimensions: 126 mm (Height), 171 mm (Width)

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Tagged with: sewerage works, spotswood sewerage pumping station, factories, rivers, railway lines, pipelines, pumping stations, engine houses, straining houses, valve houses, electric power substations, cypress trees
Themes this item is part of: Austral Otis Pumping Engine No.8, Spotswood Pumping Station, Centenary of the Austral Otis Steam Pumping Engines Nos. 7 & 8, Engineering Collection, Melbourne & Metropolitan Board of Works (MMBW), Melbourne, Victoria
Primary Classification: CIVIL ENGINEERING
Secondary Classification: Sewerage
Tertiary Classification: pumping stations
Inscriptions: Typescript caption in album: 'THE GOVERNOR. / TO REGULATE ENGINE SPEED TO 16 REVOLUTIONS / PER MINUTE MAXIMUM'
Format: Photograph: Colour; 5 in. x 7 in.
Place & Date Depicted: Melbourne & Metropolitan Board of Works (MMBW) Spotswood Pumping Station, Spotswood, Victoria, Australia, 1978

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