Integrated Circles gets pumping at Papplewick
Animated footage replayed from Integrated Circles VideoStores are used to explain the inner workings of steam engines at The Papplewick Pumping station, which is Britain’s finest Victorian Water Works and the only one in the Midlands to be preserved as a complete working water pumping station.
The pumping station was built between 1882 and 1884, to supplement the water supply for the growing city of Nottingham. In the main building there are two massive beam pumping engines, thought to be the last built by the famous firm of James Watt & Co. of Soho Works, Birmingham and London. These two 140hp. Engines lifted water from the 200 foot deep well, dug into the sandstone sub ground and pumped the water into the reservoir that supplied Nottingham. These engines worked for 85 years until 1969, when electric pumps took over operations.
“Integrated Circles VideoStores are ideal for use in harsh environmental conditions that may exist in Victorian buildings, where conditions may be less than ideal for delicate electronics. This is where our designs are sold state design comes into its own, providing show after show on a daily basis.” Comments Simon Beer, Technical Director of Integrated Circles.