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Cast Iron Ships Tank Lids

Extract from a Hudson Stores catalogue dated 1929. The structure of the tank is clearly visible: sheet steel,
riveted along the seams
with a circular lid in the top. © Ozwrenches

This Braby Tank and lid is in excellent condition for age. Images courtesy Chris Wotton

 
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Introduction

"The Ship Tank was invented by Richard Trevethic the prominent Cornish engineer of the industrial revolution. and his partner John Dickinson, in 1808.
Their patent specifications of 31 October 1808 described well the advamtages of developing a new container, which
was the first to challenge the wooden barrel in its particular uses...."

Ref: Dr Michael Pearson, Industrial Archaeology, 10, 1992.

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Medium Lid marked Baldwins Ltd, Tank Makers, London, seen in The Qantas Hanger, Darwin in 2016 © Ozwrenches

Medium Lid marked Baldwins Ltd, Tank Makers, London with Staffordshire Knot. Courtesy Richard Kees, South Island, New Zealand

Large Lid marked W.B.Bawn London © Ozwrenches

W B Bawn & Co, Byron Tank Works, Poplar London E.; Ozwrenches

John Bellamy, Byng St Millwall, London © Ozwrenches

John Bellamy Limtd Byng St, Millwall, London © ozwrenches

John Bellamy Byng St London © Ozwrenches

John Bellamy Byng Street Millwall London © Ozwrenches

F. Braby & Co London © Ozwrenches

F. Braby. & Co London © Ozwrenches

Braby & Co Makers London © Ozwrenches

Burney & Bellamy Makers.London © Ozwrenches

Burney & Co Millwall London © Ozwrenches

Burney & Co Millwall London, Heavily Galvanised © Helen Walter

Burney & Co Millwall London © Ozwrenches

Burney & Co Millwall Docks London © Ozwrenches

Burney & Co Millwall Docks London © Ozwrenches

Here is another lid similar to the one above, along with the remains of the tank, found at Reedy Creek, NE Victoria.
Pictures courtesy Simeon Hunt.

Burney & Co Millwall London © Ozwrenches

Calvert Law St Leonards Road Poplar London © Ozwrenches

John Fraser & Sons Makers London © Ozwrenches

W J Fraser & Co Makers London © Ozwrenches

Fraser Brothers Makers London © Ozwrenches

Gospel Oak Iron Co London & Tipton ©Ozwrenches

Gospel Oak Iron Co 54 Upper Thames St Tipton & Wolverhampton London Works Limehouse ©Ozwrenches

Jukes Coulson Stokes & Co, London pic courtesy Bruce

Lancaster & Bawn Poplar London © Ozwrenches

Lancaster & Bawn Poplar London variation © Ozwrenches

Lancaster & Co Bow London E Bow Tank Works © Ozwrenches

I W Robinson Broad St Ratcliff 2 bars © Ozwrenches

I W Robinson Broad St Ratcliff 4 bars © Ozwrenches

George W Share & Co London © Ozwrenches

George W Share & Co London smaller dia © Ozwrenches

The Cleveland Constructional Co Liverpool © Ozwrenches

T. Davies Limited Liverpool © Ozwrenches

Read Brothers Liverpool © Ozwrenches

Wannop & Davies Liverpool

George Fletcher Wolverhampton © Ozwrenches

Globe Tank Wolverhampton © Ozwrenches

Globe Tank Co Wolverhampton © Ozwrenches

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