Re: Boiler - Robison Bros. [SEC=UNCLASSIFIED]

Rod Hutchinson <r.hutchinson@...>


I had a bit of a snoop, and there is some pipe work adjacent to the
boiler. However it is a building site so I wasn't able to glean a lot
of info.

I found a picture of a similar Robison Boiler at:


Scroll about 2/3rds down

Rod Hutchinson
Mooroolbark, Australia

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Subject: RE: [LRRSA] Re:Boiler - Robison Bros. [SEC=UNCLASSIFIED]

The steam driven water pumps are still in thier original location. The
people that are rebuilding the dry dock for polly wood side would like
to put the pumps back into operation and run them on compressed air, but
the heritage people are hesitant about allowing this to happen.



To: Fri, 23
Jan 2009 18:37:27 +1100Subject: [LRRSA] Re:Boiler - Robison Bros.

Hi Rod,I believe this was the boiler that provided steam to the pumps
that pumpedthe Duke & Orr dock dry once a ship was inside. I believe the
pumps havebeen preserved separately - perhaps at the Melbourne Steam
Traction EngineClub at Scoresby? It's a pity they weren't able to be
kept together. Oftenthe first reaction to a threat to an installation is
to remove whateverinterests the rescuer most. The better option is to
try and keep aninstallation intact in situ if at all possible. I'm not
aware of thecircumstances of the removal of the pumps so this is not
intended to be acriticism, just an observation.Cheers,PeterE.Peter
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