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Lantern Slide - Tangyes Ltd, Chain & Cable Testing Machine, circa 1910 Image Reg. No: MM 44027

Summary:
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 originally used to illustrate Tangyes Ltd product catalogues from the period 1910 - circa 1920s.
Description:
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 metal chain testing machine designed to test and break chains, cables and wire ropes of up to 75 feet in length. As supplied to the India Office for the Marine Department, Bombay. A similar machine was suppled to the Calcutta Harbour Trust. Full length of machine not shown in this image.
Acquisition Information:
Donation from Swinburne University of Technology Engineering Faculty, 1992
Discipline: Technology

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Tagged with: mechanical engineering, testing machines, cables, chains, wire rope, lantern slides
Themes this item is part of: Engineering Collection, Tangyes Lantern Slide Collection
Primary Classification: MECHANICAL ENGINEERING
Secondary Classification: Hydraulics
Tertiary Classification: hydraulic engineering
Inscriptions: Text printed in black ink on white adhesive paper label over black mask: "TANGYES, BIRMINGHAM"
Format: Lantern Slide: Black & White
Manufacturer of Item Depicted: Tangyes Ltd, Birmingham, England, Great Britain, circa 1910-1925

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