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1959 - Manchester Fame

1959 - Manchester Fame

4,462 GRT. Austin and Pickergill. Motorship.

On board equipment by G and J Weir of Glasgow. The photo was rescued from old Company archives that were being 'skipped' some 20 years ago. (Original photographer unknown)

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Hi Angus,
She had the traditional boiler feed pumps for the aux boiler, I do not recall other G&J Weir
products in the ER.
Your talents are unlimited and the "skip raking" has certainly bourne fruit.
Trust that you are well.
Regards
Archie.
 

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Unfortunately, Archie, I cannot say what equipment went on which ship, that information I was unable to get in time, but it was usually at least pumping equipment and seawater evaporators, and Drysdale circulation, fire, feed and bilge pumps (Drysdale belonged to G & J Weir from the 1930s or 1940s)

Yes - bin raking was an early post-war talent that served well around the Glasgow tenements ..... ! I just had difficulty giving up the habit, and the wife gives me a hard time these days, claiming it is embarrassing at almost 68 years of age still to be doing it ..... : - (
 

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