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Flywheel - 100 Mile House, BC
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member BK-Hunters
N 51° 38.509 W 121° 17.937
10U E 617703 N 5722571
Quick Description: One of a small collection of machinery at the 100 Mile House Visitor Centre is this flywheel is featured as a roadside attraction.
Location: British Columbia, Canada
Date Posted: 7/2/2019 2:08:14 PM
Waymark Code: WM10WN0
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member Outspoken1
Views: 0

Long Description:
Often referred to as a flywheel, this may just as well be termed a pulley, or pulleys, since there are two on the shaft. The pulleys would have driven flat belts, supplying motive power to a wide variety of machinery or equipment, likely related to lumbering. This unit most likely laboured in a sawmill, as lumbering has, for well over a century, been the major industry hereabouts. There's an eccentric on the shaft just below the smaller pulley, indicating that the pulleys were attached to the crankshaft of a steam engine. The eccentric was there to provide actuation of the valves in the steam chest.

Price of Admission: 0.00 (listed in local currency)

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