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Title: Boiler Identification please
Post by: mikew on August 05, 2021, 04:09:36 pm
Hi All
Can anyone identify this boiler for my please?
Cheers
Mike 


Title: Re: Boiler Identification please
Post by: tonyH on August 05, 2021, 05:00:19 pm
Looks like one of John Hemmens with those fittings.
Title: Re: Boiler Identification please
Post by: mikew on August 05, 2021, 05:06:03 pm
Yes was my initial thoughts Tony, just what was the model etc, never been used.
Mike
Title: Re: Boiler Identification please
Post by: tonyH on August 05, 2021, 07:54:27 pm
It could easily be a special from Maxwell-Hemmens or Hemmens but is it a 4" one or just VERY small?
Title: Re: Boiler Identification please
Post by: mikew on August 05, 2021, 08:14:53 pm
Its 3" dia X 5" long, ceramic burner in the base
Mike
Title: Re: Boiler Identification please
Post by: derekwarner on August 06, 2021, 12:09:06 am
Irrespective of the manufacturer, would the boiler not have a unique serial number or the like for the purposes of boiler test & certification in accordance with your UK Boiler Test Code?


Derek


[PS......in Australia, our AMBSC has established a Database of every boiler registered within any Club associated with the AMBSC....it works,  :-))

I have photographed & digitised each Test Certificate the six ILS [6] Boiler Registration books [some 360 Records], so any person bringing a boiler/engine to a Club, if he has lost his Test Certificate....we can search & validate it's history


Attached is an example of the 1st Boiler Test Certificate for ILS recorded in 1968]




Title: Re: Boiler Identification please
Post by: tonyH on August 06, 2021, 09:17:49 am
Boiler ID number {-)
Title: Re: Boiler Identification please
Post by: mikew on August 07, 2021, 07:15:33 am
Hi Tony
Although "New Old" there doesn't seem to be an I.D. I reckon its around 20 yr old . I did try to contact JH but no reply as yet !.


Derek
The club I belong to holds computer records of all the boilers that pass through their hands, this has never been tested or used other than I suspect the original manufacturer.


Thanks for the replies,
Mike

Title: Re: Boiler Identification please
Post by: KNO3 on December 31, 2021, 02:09:38 pm
That is a Hemmens boiler, I have seen the model before, but don't know what engine it was paired with.
Title: Re: Boiler Identification please
Post by: KBIO on January 01, 2022, 06:42:24 pm
Hello !
It looks like John Hemmens Ribbersdale boiler !


Dia: 70 mmLength: 195 mmMax Working Pressure: 80 psiTest Pressure: 150 psi



Title: Re: Boiler Identification please
Post by: KBIO on January 01, 2022, 06:44:13 pm
Or a Yorkdale depending of the dimensions.

SPECIFICATION;Dia: 80mmLength: 195mmMax Working Pressure: 80 psiTest Pressure: 150 psi
Title: Re: Boiler Identification please
Post by: tonyH on January 01, 2022, 09:08:46 pm
John used to make boilers to whatever length you wanted as well on the 3" dia tube. Fittings were basically all the same.
Title: Re: Boiler Identification please
Post by: KNO3 on January 02, 2022, 08:06:36 am
Mike's boiler is special, it is not a normal centre flue boiler.
It has the burner mounted below the cylinder, in that rectangular black box seen in the picture.
Title: Re: Boiler Identification please
Post by: mikew on January 02, 2022, 08:19:15 am
Thank you for all the interest, and yes the burner is in the blackbox.


It steamed well and passed a boiler test, and has now been sold the new owner is very please.


Thank you all


Mike
Title: Re: Boiler Identification please
Post by: tonyH on January 02, 2022, 10:57:33 am
I can't see where it's fired so it's possible there's some arrangement under the casing {:-{