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Stanley
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Posted -  14/11/2010  :  06:37
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Steeplejacks corner part four

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Stanley
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Posted - 27/12/2010 : 06:56
Bob, interesting puzzle. The building behind looks institutional, an old workhouse converted to a hospital? The bulge looks like some sort of a dust extraction chamber or something similar and I wonder if this was a replacement for the square, stepped stack behind it and whether this chimney was doubling as a stack for the heating services and a biological waste incinerator. If you blow the pic up there seems to be an access on the top side of the bulge, for cleaning it out? Looks vaguely continental to me but that's only an impression.


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TOM PHILLIPS
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Posted - 27/12/2010 : 10:02
Bob..Looks like a water tank,Custodis built chimneys like this,but i dont know this one is,Custodis was the biggest chimney building firm in the world at one time,between 1900-1902 they built 2000 concrete stacks in the USA,there's a pic on the site of a large brick chimney with a water tank on it that they built in London..


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Stanley
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Posted - 27/12/2010 : 10:28
It figures Tom, could be a heat exchanger or simply a header tank for the institution?


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bob hulin
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Posted - 27/12/2010 : 11:30
Tom, i wouldn't fancy laddering it. hehe. good excuse to phone in sick.Wink


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TOM PHILLIPS
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Posted - 27/12/2010 : 11:54
Stanley it does look like an institution or a holday camp innorth WalesWink

Bob I phoned in work once and said my dad was dead,think he'd been dead 30 yrs at the time,hahaWink


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swifty
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Posted - 27/12/2010 : 19:02
puffs the pair of you hang youre heads in shame ,,,,ha ha phone in sick  thought you two could ladder that in a jiffy ,,,,,goggins job for you ,,,,lolol


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Stanley
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Posted - 28/12/2010 : 05:44
Tom, nice one....


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Bodger
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Posted - 28/12/2010 : 11:13
Not sure where to post this, an interesting link to Bradford Collirey Mch.
http://www.healeyhero.co.uk/rescue/pits/Bill/bill1.htm#top


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tripps
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Posted - 28/12/2010 : 13:55
You do find some interesting sites Bodge.   We are back in the land of things you had forgotten you had forgot.  I remenber passing this area in the late fifties, on the No 53 bus on the way to Belle Vue. Even then and having lived not too far away all my life, I remember thinking, every time, that it must surely be the most polluted place in England.  It is also near to Philips Park Cemetry - site of the great Medlock flood of 1872 when dozens of coffins and bodies were washed out of he ground and down the river.  Interesting to note that Lancashire comfortably tops the table for total of mining casualties.  The story of the winding gear fire, leaving 2000+ miners trapped underground and wound up seven at a time through the standby shaft makes a good contrast with the recent Chile miners' story.  


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rockdrill
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Posted - 29/12/2010 : 09:56


Anaconda Smelter stack - USA



Port Kembla, Australia - former copper smelter stack, scheduled for demolition mid 2011



Edited by - rockdrill on 29/12/2010 09:59:48 AM


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panbiker
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Posted - 29/12/2010 : 11:26
Don't come on this thread very often but I must agree with Tripps comments on the link you posted Bodge. I have just spent a good hour looking around that site, fascinating stuff, well documented.

The last picture above, how big is that?


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bob hulin
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Posted - 29/12/2010 : 17:38
--rockdrill. iv'e gone all dizzy  looking at them there chimneys, Wink good stuff.

Edited by - bob hulin on 01/01/2011 8:49:35 PM


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TOM PHILLIPS
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Posted - 29/12/2010 : 20:38
Anaconda stack was built by Alphons Custodis,biggest chimney in the world when it was built in 1919 i think, 500+ft 60ft diametre at the top,Port Kembla stack is 210meters high,iam with you Bob,iam dizzy now,musy go and lie down,heheWink


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Stanley
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Posted - 30/12/2010 : 06:32


Youg Tom caught doing his seasonal job for charity.....  No wonder he's dizzy!


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bob hulin
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Posted - 02/01/2011 : 16:07
Image Steeplejack  Sam Dressel. the picture was taken june 14th 1952. he was getting ready to do a bit work on flag pole.Tongue-out


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