A possibly unique, cased and finely executed cast brass miniature sectionalised model Pulsometer Steam Pump c1905

Miniature Pulsometer Steam Pump c1905


Image of front of Pulsometer Steam Pump Model c1905 taken from righthand side together with travel case and catalogueA fine and highly detailed 3″ high sectionalised model of a Pulsometer steam pump, comprising twin chambers, air vessel, valves and valve boxes, steam control valve connecting flanges and fittings. Contained in its original black leather over timber blue velvet and silk lined presentation case, snap closure on a button release.

Accompanied by an original and extremely unusual Pulsometer Engineering catalogue from 1908, comprising detailed description and applications of the steam pump, copiously illustrated, together with details of other products, and extending to 52 pages in all 10” x 7.5”, heavy embossed card covers.

These pumps bear some relation to the Newcomen Engine (1712) in that both relied on the condensation of steam to provide motive force. Based in Leeds, Glasgow, Liverpool and Manchester, with agencies across the world, Pulsometer Engineering was one of Victorian Britain’s great engineering success stories, being manufacturers and patentees of many pumps valves and steam fittings for both maritime and industrial use. They are widely known for the production of the Fleuss or Geryk pumps which, in their time, achieved efficiencies not practically matched.

Image of name plate for Pulsometer Steam Pump Model c1905This open section model steam pump is a fascinating commentary on human ingenuity, skill of making and the rapid industrial expansion of a Victorian world. Possibly a salesman’s sample or gift to a valued client, it is the only such example currently known, though it is quite likely that a number were produced.

Very much a collector’s piece.

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Price: £1250

Image of front of Pulsometer Steam Pump Model c1905
Image of front of Pulsometer Steam Pump Model c1905 taken from righthand side together with travel case and catalogue
Image of front of Pulsometer Steam Pump Model c1905 taken from righthand side
Image of open travel case with model in place for the Pulsometer Steam Pump Model c1905
Image of open travel case for the Pulsometer Steam Pump Model c1905
Image of lefthand side of Pulsometer Steam Pump Model c1905
Image of rear of Pulsometer Steam Pump Model c1905 taken from lefthand side
Image of rear of Pulsometer Steam Pump Model c1905
Image of page 3 from Pulsometer Steam Pumps Catalogue 1908
Image of title page from Pulsometer Steam Pumps Catalogue 1908
Image of page 51 from Pulsometer Steam Pumps Catalogue 1908
Image of page 5 from Pulsometer Steam Pumps Catalogue 1908 showing testing stand
Image of page 39 from Pulsometer Steam Pumps Catalogue 1908 showing pump at work in a quarry
Image of page 43 from Pulsometer Steam Pumps Catalogue 1908 showing pumps at work in a sewage works





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