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Glasgow Hydraulic Power Co

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Subsidiary of General Hydraulic Power Co

1895 System commissioned; equipped by Ellington's company. It used the higher pressure of 1,120 psi. This was maintained by six sets of triple-expansion steam engines, rated at 200 hp each. Two accumulators with pistons of 18-inch diameter, a stroke of 23 feet and loaded with 127 tonnes were installed. The pumping station was at the junction of High Street and Rottenrow.

By 1899, it was supplying power to 348 machines, and another 39 were in the process of being completed.

By 1909 there were around 30 miles of 7 inch pipes.

1964 The system was shut down.

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