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Lantern Slide - Tangyes Ltd, Suction Gas Producer, circa 1910 Image Reg. No: MM 43854

One of 239 glass lantern slides depicting products manufactured by Tangyes Limited engineers of Birmingham, England. The images include various products such as engines, centrifugal pumps, hydraulic pumps, gas producers, materials testing machines, presses, machine tools, hydraulic jacks etc. Tangyes was a company which operated from 1857 to 1957. They produced a wide variety of engineering products exported worldwide including Australia and other British colonies.

It is thought that this collection of magic lantern slides was used by a local agent for sales purposes. These images were also used to illustrate Tangyes Ltd product catalogues from the period 1910 - circa 1920s.
Standard format (3¼ x 3¼ inch square) lantern slide, comprising black & white photographic image printed on glass with black paper rectangular round cornered mask against image under protective glass cover plate; sealed with black paper binding tape around edge.
Description Of Content:
Tangye suction gas producer plant possibly for use with anthracite. The right hand vertical cylinder is for cooling the produced gas. The left hand assembly is the retort for producing the gas from a solid fuel such as coal or wood.
Acquisition Information:
Donation from Swinburne University of Technology Engineering Faculty, 1992
Discipline: Technology
Dimensions: 83 mm (Height), 83 mm (Width)

More information

Tagged with: mechanical engineering, engines, gas producers, suction gas producers, anthracite, lantern slides
Themes this item is part of: Engineering Collection, Tangyes Lantern Slide Collection
Primary Classification: MECHANICAL ENGINEERING
Secondary Classification: Internal Combustion Power
Tertiary Classification: gas producers
Inscriptions: Text printed in black ink on white adhesive paper label over black mask: "TANGYES, BIRMINGHAM"
Organisations Depicted: Tangye; Tangyes Limited; Tangyes
Format: Lantern Slide: Black & White; Standard (3¼ in. x 3¼ in.)
Manufacturer of Item Depicted: Tangyes Ltd, circa 1910

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