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Clever Piece of Engineering.

Issue 15 and Volume 1892 12.

Clever Piece of Engineering. The Boughen Engineering Company of Cincinnati, O., are having a very busy season. They have just completed a waterworks plant for the Consolidated Distilling Company of that city, which was a work requiring a great deal of skill and good management. The pumping machinery consists of a Gordon duplex vertical pumping engine of 1,000,000 gallons capacity, steam cylinder being sixteen inches in diameter by eighteen inch stroke ; the water ends, twelve inches in diameter by eighteen inch stroke ; the water ends rests fifty feet below the steam end in the bottom of a pumping well ten feet in diameter; the machinery, complete, weighs about 17,000 pounds. The pump draws the water from the Ohio river, a distance of nearly 2000 feet, pumping same through distributing pipes through the various buildings of the distillery and also into a large tank elevated on the roof, capable…

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