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Thwaite Mills, oil engine


Thwaite Mills, oil engine
Description:
Undated. View of oil engine at Thwaite Mills, built by Thomas Marshall, Gainsborough. It was bought in 1932 by the Horn family, owners of the mill to run new crushing machinery. They ground flint and china stone and produced whiting. This is ground chalk used for whitewash, putty, polish and pharmaceuticals, they also crushed barytes, used in paint.

User Comments:

Name:
C.J.Davis

Comment:
Despite its size (120bhp 4-cylinder 2-stroke semi-diesel) it is a very quiet engine, in fact the noisiest thing is the lubricator ratchet on the pump on the left.

Date:
31-Oct-2013

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