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Northcott's patent air compressor
The Engineer
vol. 57, 18 April 1884, p. 299

Accession No.99


The General Engine and Boiler Company, Hatcham Ironworks, London, produced two types of air compressor for use in torpedo warfare. These were: a single cylinder compressor operating at 400 revolutions per minute capable of producing air at a pressure of 1,500 pounds per square inch, and suitable for use in torpedo boats and launches; and a double cylinder compressor operating at 350 revolutions per minute, suitable for use in corvettes. A number of these compressors had been sold to the British, Russian and Greek Governments.