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Rheintacho UK – Support for historic Papplewick pumping station

The Papplewick Pumping Station, a unique example of Victorian ornate architecture and historic example of the industrial revolution in the 19th century

UK • When Ashley Smart, director of the Papplewick Museum in Nottingham contacted Rheintacho in connection with the refurbishment of the Browett & Lindley Compound Steam Engine set, this was to include the tachometers as well. The company felt obliged to support this unique example of Victorian ornate architecture and historic example of the industrial revolution of more than a century ago.  Ashley Smart originally placed an order with Rheintacho to refurbish the revometers built in 1946 and 1949 by Foundrometers Instrumentation, as the British subsidiary of the German company was formally named.

They wanted to support the museum and the refurbishing project and waive all fees in connection with them.  The challenge in connection with the refurbishing and a novelty when receiving orders was the fact that the instruments should still look old after doing the work, a challenge for our staff. However, in the end, it worked and they were able to provide “new” old instruments which fit into their historic surroundings perfectly.

Rheintacho UK Ltd is specialized in the production of non-electronic measurement and indication instruments as well as tacho generators, and acts as a sales and service center for the UK and Ireland. The German parent company Rheintacho Messtechnik GmbH has been engaged for over 115 years in the field of rotational speed, a crucial control quantity for mechanical processes. The production range incorporates a wide range of solutions of a high technical quality, principally in the field of rotational speed: sensors, hand-held measuring devices, rotary encoders and switching devices.

 

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Armin Karl Geiger

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