Compressor room 1981
140 hp pelton wheel, manufactured by Gilbert Gilkes of Kendal, used to drive two air compressors, one directly, the other through an NMC reduction gearbox. One compressor was a Broom & Wade, the other? These would be used to supplement the air water system as they could be fed directly from Rampgill level
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