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Reynolds-Corliss Pumping Engine
Society
Main Category
Sub Category
Era
Date Created
Location Country
us
Coordinates
30.327617, -81.657534
Address1
Main Street Pumping Station
Address2
182 North Main Street
City
Jacksonville
State
Country
Zip

Installed alongside an Epping Carpenter pump that was later scrapped, this water pump was built by Allis-Chalmers, which for many years had Edwin Reynolds as its chief engineer. Driven by a Corliss steam engine, these large city water pumps were installed in Jacksonville's water supply improvement program in 1915, and each pumped 5 million gallons of water a day until 1930 when the first of the electric-driven peripheral pumping stations began operating. Steam engine operation was discontinued in 1956.

Early 20th-century water pump driven by a Corliss steam engine
Image Credit
Courtesy ASME
Image Caption
Main Street Pumping Station - Jacksonville Water Department - 1917
Old Plant in Foreground - Landmark Reynolds-corliss Engine and
Allis Chalmers Pump Located in the Building in the Background.
View Looking North From Hogan's Creek
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