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Offline cliveh

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Re: Mystery carts
« Reply #6 on: June 01, 2011, 21:26:18 »
Thanks bromptonboy - another mystery solved! :)

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Re: Mystery carts
« Reply #5 on: June 01, 2011, 21:02:14 »
The liquid carrying ones were for the transport of liquid waste. The others are for wire ropes.

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Re: Mystery carts
« Reply #4 on: June 01, 2011, 20:44:51 »
Could it be for Cement it seems to have a large spout for something pured out in bulk?
Maybe it's big horse I'm a Londoner. :{

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Re: Mystery carts
« Reply #3 on: June 01, 2011, 20:06:03 »
I reckon the  worm drive tilts the barrel backwards so it tips out, hence the U shaped doorway. What about for mixing pigment or keeping paint from separating before application?

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Re: Mystery carts
« Reply #2 on: June 01, 2011, 19:11:44 »
On the first one, assuming the chain is connected to a sprocket on the drum, I'd say it was for carrying something that had to be kept fairly well mixed, though if that's a worm drive (it looks like it) from the handle it would get mixed quite slowly!

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Mystery carts
« Reply #1 on: June 01, 2011, 18:44:24 »
Hi All

Anyone any idea what these carts were used for and if they were original Dockyard equipment:

Found outside the Lead & Paint mill:


On the green between the Lead & Paint Mill and the Ropery (not sure if they're hose or cable carts):


Outside the Stationery Store:


TIA

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