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this beauty in the cellar of an old house near Warwick.
Markings: A nameplate on the frame says: "Owens & Co., Engineers, Whitefriars St., London". No visible markings on the working barrels.
Manufacturer: S. Owens, London.
|The (missing) handle is connected via a 1:2 ratio wooden-toothed gearing to a twin-throw crank, with a large flywheel attached to the other end of the primary shaft. Two operating rods lead from the cranks, each connected to its own working barrel via a bow. The lead delivery pipes have been cut off short.|
the Lord Leycester Hospital, Warwick. Thanks to Sandy Scaife for the