Grace's Guide To British Industrial History

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Grace's Guide is the leading source of historical information on industry and manufacturing in Britain. This web publication contains 147,919 pages of information and 233,587 images on early companies, their products and the people who designed and built them.

Grace's Guide is the leading source of historical information on industry and manufacturing in Britain. This web publication contains 147,919 pages of information and 233,587 images on early companies, their products and the people who designed and built them.

Andrew Kerr

From Graces Guide
1914. Kerr's patent automatic explosion apparatus for boiler stop valves.

Andrew Kerr was a consulting engineer of 51 Waring Street, Belfast.

His invention of the automatic explosion apparatus for boiler stop valves provides hydraulically operated apparatus for automatically closing the boiler and engine stop valve in the event of a burst in the pipe lines; or in the event of the steam in any other way accidentally escaping and causing a reduction in pressure in the steam pipes.


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