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PUMPING ENGINES

Issue 22 and Volume 1894 15.

PUMPING ENGINES A new pumping engine is being put in position for the Cumberland, Md., water works. The engine has a capacity for pumping 4,000,000 gallons of water daily. The new Worthington pumping engine for Providence, R. I., will be in position at the Cornish engine house at Pettaconsett within a month. This new engine has a capacity of 15,000,000 gallons a day and it is estimated will be sufficient, with the other two engines, to supply the city with water for a good many years. Excavations have been made for the foundations and parts of the engine have already been shipped to Providence. The contract was awarded last September, and it was to be ready May 15, but the necessary changes in the engine house are responsible for the delay. The Worthington engine is a triple expansion machine, fitted with two main pumps, each having a double-acting inside plunger.

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