Friday, September 11, 2015

Under Control

These very cool gauges were found on the end of the steam engine which I showed you yesterday from the High Level Pumping Station. There is something fascinating about a control panel like this don't you think!

22 comments:

The Furry Gnome said...

Amazing that that old pump is still working!

Taken For Granted said...

Those are wonderful gauges. All the needles are pointed to a safe place.

Laura. M said...

Great details !!!

Sharon Anck said...

I love it. It's interesting how big they are compared to say the control panel in an aircraft.

TexWisGirl said...

i could see that as someone's house decoration. :)

VP said...

I absolutely agree!

William Kendall said...

It certainly seems to pull you into the past.

Gosia k said...

it is an old machine over 100 years..

Andy said...

What no digital gauges in 1909? ;)

Cloudia said...

yes! Those simple old things run forever!






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Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

I do think so... Just for the functional beauty and how well they are made. My husband, who kind of understands what they are supposed to do, would gaze at them for hours figuring out how thy worked!

sonia a. mascaro said...

Yes, I agree, just amazing!

Geoff Wilkinson said...

Yes it is fascinating and beautiful in its own way..

Stephanie said...

Great shot!

llandudnopictures said...

They look very elegant too, like vintage barometers!

Tom said...

They look artistic.

PerthDailyPhoto said...

They do look fabulous Pat, old machinery always looks so much more attractive than modern don't you think :)

EG CameraGirl said...

This is the kind of control panel that makes me want to stand there a while and check each gauge out.

Birdman said...

Kinda funny shot.

Lowell said...

I agree. Rather reminds me of a plane's cockpit!

Gunn said...

Looks like quality.

Karl Demetz said...

Cool !