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    Huge Victorian Pumping Station

    The Crossness Pumping Station was built by Sir Joseph Bazalgette as part of Victorian London's urgently needed main sewerage system. It features some of the best ornamental Victorian cast ironwork


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    Part of me says "That's really cool"

    But another part says "They sure spent a lot of money on that."

    Chip H.

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    Quote Originally Posted by chiph View Post
    Part of me says "That's really cool"

    But another part says "They sure spent a lot of money on that."

    Chip H.


    Keep in mind, this was made when Britain had an empire that the sun never set on. This is the type of installation that was a source of national pride. America was a poor relation to 19th Century Great Britain and the British were always looking to show off their technical prowess. America did small things that grew. The original steam boat was American and was a small project. An inventor built it. The pump station was both a health issue (getting the poop out to get rid of cholera) and a way to show what the British industry could do.
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    Oh, sorry. I meant "They sure spent a lot of money getting it turned into a museum"

    Chip H.

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    Quote Originally Posted by chiph View Post
    Oh, sorry. I meant "They sure spent a lot of money getting it turned into a museum"

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