A grain elevator at The Woolstore

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This is the grain elevator driven by the JACKS water motor. Whether or not John Jacks was a licence holder to make Pelton wheels we may never know, but they were protected by patent world-wide

Looking up to the grain floor above, you can see the wooden slats connected by a square link agricultural type chain (just visible) and the occasional steel plate divider that kept sacks from sliding back down the belt as they went up. Actually a full grain sack weighed in at 55kg and in a rough hemp bag they generally stayed put on the journey up to the first floor.

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  • Uploaded on August 8, 2011
  • Attribution-Noncommercial-No Derivative Works
    by Bruce Comfort
    • Camera: OLYMPUS OPTICAL CO.,LTD X300,D565Z,C450Z
    • Exposure: 0.033s (1/30)
    • Focal Length: 5.80mm
    • F/Stop: f/3.100
    • ISO Speed: ISO400
    • Exposure Bias: 0.00 EV
    • Flash fired