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Vertical boiler with hand pump - stock code 2152

This is an interesting old boiler, from the collection of an 80 year old gentleman who built it shortly after the war. It was modelled on a boiler of which he had a photograph, annotated on the back "Dr Orvill Owen. Digging in ??? bed at Castleford, 1913".

The boiler itself is of J-tube construction, fitted with hand pump, safety valve and water gauge. Whilst it appears soundly contructed and in good order, in deference to its age it is sold un-tested as a "period piece", complete with the original photograph.

Overall height 18 inches