Historic: Industry & Engines

  • Giant sluice-gate control gear

    Image ID
    FOT72359
    Caption
    Giant sluice-gate control gear
    Rights
    RM Rights Managed
    Photographer
    Colin S Pearson
    Dimensions
    2746 x 3354 px
    Keywords
    vintage; big; giant; gear wheel; cog; ratio; spoke; axle; teeth; tooth; toothed-drive; turn; screw; thread; power; sluice-gate control; water; Blagdon reservoir; dam; metal; machinery; exposed-parts; circle; round;
    Description
    This is a 1.5m tall sluice-gate-control device, once used to manage water levels in Blagdon Reservoir in Somerset, England. I took this photograph in 1968 and although the mechanism is still in place and intact at the reservoir, due to modern Health...