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Negative - Newport, Victoria, pre 1918 Image Reg. No: MM 004408

Description Of Content:
Inside the Newport Power Station. A switchboard is in the background. Note: this is not Newport Power Station. It appears to probably be the interior of the MCC. Electricity Supply Department 's Spencer Street Power Station.
Acquisition Information:
Copied from Russell Deal, 1987
Acknowledgement:
The Biggest Family Album of Australia, Museum Victoria
Discipline: Technology

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Tagged with: electrical equipment, power stations, power workers, switchboards
Themes this item is part of: Images & Image Making Collection, The Biggest Family Album in Australia Collection
Primary Classification: ENERGY TECHNOLOGY
Secondary Classification: Electric Power - Generation
Tertiary Classification: power stations
Organisations Depicted: Newport Power Station
Format: Negative: Black & White; 35 mm
Place & Date Depicted: Newport, Victoria, Australia, pre 1918

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Richard Gilbert Posted on 31 Jan 2014 8:02 AM
This appears to be taken in a Melbourne cable tram winding house. The large winding wheel and ropes (Cable) on it are driven by the piston and corresponding drive wheel immediately in front of it. Other photos of cable tram winding house interiors show similar equipment and should prove this to be a winding house of the Melbourne Tramway and Omnibus Company, predecessor of the Melbourne and Metropolitan Tramways Board.
john stirling Posted on 08 Apr 2014 6:29 PM
I worked at old Newport. That photo is definitely not Newport. There was no reciprocating plant there at all; just turbines.

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