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Glass Negative - Installation of Coal Drier at Briquette Works, State Electricity Commission, Yallourn, Victoria, 1931 Image Reg. No: MM 009894

Part of a large photographic collection of glass plate and film negatives, photographic prints and photo albums, relating to the development of the electric power supply industry in Victoria, operated by the State Electricity Commission of Victoria (SECV) from 1919 to 1993 and various predecessor private and municipal power supply enterprises dating back to the late 1880s.

The coal drier was supplied by Zeitzer Eisengießerei und Maschinenbau-Aktien-Gesellschaft (ZEMAG), or in English, Zeitz Iron Foundry and Machine Factory Corporation, a company that was founded in Zeitz, Germany in 1855 by Hermann Schäde and Ludwig Lange.
Description Of Content:
Group of workers standing in front of a large German-built rotary coal drying drum being installed at the Yallourn Briquette Works, 1931. The large steel drum is of riveted construction and measures about 8 metres long x 5 metres diameter.
Discipline: Technology

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Tagged with: briquette works, steam boilers, zeitz
Themes this item is part of: Engineering Collection, State Electricity Commission of Victoria (SECV) Collection
Primary Classification: ENERGY TECHNOLOGY
Secondary Classification: Coal & Coke - Production
Tertiary Classification: briquette making
Inscriptions: Painted in large white letters on the side of the machine is: 'ZEITZER. EISENGIESSEREI UND. MASCHINENBAU. ACTIEN GESELLSCHAFT ZEITZ', which translates as 'Zeitz Iron Foundry and Machine Building Company (Share Society), Zeitz'
Format: Glass Negative: Black & White
Place & Date Depicted: Yallourn, Latrobe Valley, Gippsland, Victoria, Australia, 1931
Manufacturer of Item Depicted: Zeitzer Eisengiesserei Und Maschinenbau A.G., Zeitz, Saxony-Anhalt, Germany, circa 1930


Richard Heath Posted on 04 Aug 2010 3:53 AM
This is not a boiler. It is a coal drying drum.
Discovery Centre Posted on 08 Jul 2011 4:50 PM
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