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Bartram Boiler 2804 of 1911

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Status: Operational

J Bartram & Sons of 586-588 Bourke Street Melbourne specialised in machinery for the dairy and food processing industry.  The ATT has one of the firm’s boilers built in August 1911 and mounted on a four-wheeled trolley along with a Tangye vertical pumping engine.  A similar boiler and pump is held by the Museum of Victoria.

Such a boiler could be used to supply the wants of a small milking plant – steam for sterilization or to drive a milk separator, hot water for cleaning utensils and udders, a mechanical water pump for the milk-cooler, and a mechanical drive from the pump flywheel to a milking machine.