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Royal Naval Exhibition No III
The Engineer
vol. 71, 15 May 1891, p. 383

Accession No.226


Messrs. Belliss and Co. of Birmingham exhibited one of three air compressors to be installed in H.M.S. Royal Oak; designed to produce high-pressure air for charging and firing torpedoes, they were capable of compressing 80 cubic feet of air to a pressure of 1,700 pounds per square inch. The compressor exhibited at the Royal Naval Exhibition had been tested by running it for three hours against a full load of 1,800 pounds per square inch, and it had supplied 10 cubic feet of air at a pressure of 1,800 pounds per square inch in 19 minutes.