Monday, November 19, 2012

Spotswood



To anyone with a mechanical mind, this is a wondrous machine. I had my own personal demonstration of the machine a few years ago, along with a commentary. It is a steam driven sewerage pumping machine, now converted to electricity. It is located at Melbourne's Science Works in Spotswood. We have taken Little Jo to Science Works three times now, but I doubt she would be interested in the sewerage pump. For me, the machine is a marvel.

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  1. She would probably be interested in it if it wasn't called a sewerage pump!!!

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    1. Red, how about the bio waste transfer lifter?

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  2. These hands on science centres are great for kids to learn and become interested in science. Bravo for taking Little Jo there. The pump looks like "boy stuff" to me.

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    1. Diane, while it ought not be boy stuff, in our modern times when boys play with dolls and girls play with trucks, I expect you are right. Little Jo just loves Scienceworks, I think because there are always a lot of kids there.

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  3. It's a marvel, pistons going up and down while pumping in the process.

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    1. Peter, settle down. Don't get yourself all excited.

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  4. Anything at all that is going to remove sewerage is fine with me. I like hands on science places too, but haven't been since my grandson was about seven.

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    1. River, Adelaide has a similar? What is it called? I haven't heard of it.

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    2. I don't remember what it was called, Science Park maybe?, and I'm not even sure it is still there. It was a very small place and mostly had things like those "lightning balls" where you put your hands on the glass sphere and the "lightning" inside came to you fingers. School kid stuff.

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  5. Not the slightest bit mechanical but this looks fascinating!! Mr I would LOVE it...
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    BB

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    1. BB, it operates with a smooth grace of a thoroughbred.

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  6. It's so shiny and clean Andrew, if you didn't know it was a sewerage pump, it could sit in a gallery and pass for an 'installation' n'est pas?

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    1. Grace, I see it as a piece of art.

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