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cousin_jack


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Posted Sun Dec 19th, 2010 5:11pm Post subject: QI xl 18/Dec 2010.

(My screen is not showing the left hand side of the forum, please excuse the large indent!)
Watching QI H for holidays this week I noticed that a some researcher missed a trick.
Ref. The largest steam engine in the world (-Holland).
This machine was built by 'Harveys of Hayle' (Cornwall) note
the double H link. In the book, 'Harveys of Hayle', written by Edmund Vale, there is a photograph of the 144" (12') cylinder lying on its side with a horse and carriage and two victorian gentlemen parked inside of its girth. This cylinder was faulty and left at the foundary entrance for many years. The second attempt operated 12 rocking beams in a circular building and successfuly drained the polder.
( I do apolagise for the layout but I can't get the screen to display the whole page)


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