Revolution at Limehouse: The Power of Water

 
 Starts at 7:30 pm

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What connects Limehouse Basin, Tower Bridge, the USS Enterprise and a National Trust property in Northumberland?

All made use of hydraulic machinery developed by Joseph Bramah, Sir William Armstrong and others, including the jigger (which is not a weevil), the hydraulic motor and the weight-loaded accumulator.

To see working examples of Armstrong's hydraulic lifts you should visit Cragside (NT), his house in Northumberland, which was also the first in the world to be lit by hydroelectricity. But at Limehouse Basin you can still see one of his hydraulic accumulator towers (one of the best surviving examples in Britain,) which once drove the cranes, capstans, lock gates and bridges of the Regent's Canal Dock.

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Cost: Free of Charge


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2020-12-03 19:30 2020-12-03 19:30 Europe/London Revolution at Limehouse: The Power of Water A talk about the Limehouse hydraulic accumulator tower and the history of hydraulic power. https://www.ianvisits.co.uk/calendar/2020/12/03/revolution-at-limehouse-the-power-of-water-248612 ,,,

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