L8 Horizontal Three-Throw Hydraulic Pump, O/No. 5206, c.1945

Order 5206 for Metro-Vickers Electrical Co., Manchester, c.1945

Gloucestershire Archives
Gloucestershire Archives
Gloucestershire Archives

Working pressure 1500 psi, output 80 gal/min.

Ed. Note: this photo illustrates an unusual drive system whereby the drive is transmitted across the rear of the pump, supported by plummer blocks to a gear reduction system. Interestingly, it also shows a small remote belt-driven gear-type pump used to provide pressurised oil for lubricating the bearings. A system not seen by the editor on any other photos to date! 

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