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.

Colchester Water Tower

From Graces Guide

in Colchester Essex.

Constructed in 1883. Cast iron tank in brick and stone tower. Constructed by H. Everett and Sons and A. G. Mumford (ironwork). The tank, square in plan, is assembled from numerous flanged cast iron plates, the thickness being between 1/2" and 7/8". The flange faces were relieved so as only to make contact at on a narrow lip on the inside. The 1/2" gap elsewhere between flanges was filled with rust cement. Considerable internal bracing was provided, with wrought iron tie bars and triangular cast iron gussets 12 ft high.[1]


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Sources of Information

  1. [1] The Engineer, 15 Feb 1884 - illustrations and description on pp.130, 131, 133