RECORDS OF THE LIVERPOOL HYDRAULIC POWER COMPANY

This record is held by National Museums Liverpool: Maritime Archives and Library

Details of RECORDS OF THE LIVERPOOL HYDRAULIC POWER COMPANY
Title: RECORDS OF THE LIVERPOOL HYDRAULIC POWER COMPANY
Reference: B/LHPC
Description:

The records comprise inspection reports, records & costs books and miscellaneous items

Date: 1887-1970
Held by: National Museums Liverpool: Maritime Archives and Library, not available at The National Archives
Arrangement:

B/LHPC/1/1 - 10 Inspection Reports 1887 - 1964

 

B/LHPC/2/1 - 3 Mains Books 1887 - 1954

 

B/LHPC/3/1 - 2 Service Pipes Books 1887 - 1957

 

B/LHPC/4/1 Mains Sheets 1932 - 1944

 

B/LHPC/5/1 Particulars of Trenches and Mains 1936 - 1970

 

B/LHPC/6/1 Cost Book (?) 1922 - 1938

 

B/LHPC/7/1 Miscellaneous 1952

Language: English
Extent: 7 Series
Administrative History:

The firm was established in 1884 and its hydraulic mains served the whole of the business centre of the city, covering 30 miles in all. The central pumping station was in Athol Street. The power it produced was used for lifts, cranes, capstans, machinery and fire protection.

Creator Names:
  • Liverpool Hydraulic Power Company
Conditions of access:

This collection is stored in the reserve store and is available by advance appointment only.

Related Material:
  • In addition to these records, there are 3 drawers of O.S. 10 ft. plans in the Maritime Archives & Library which show the routes for the mains and a large quantity of machinery and other physical relics are held by the Regional History Department. For an understanding of the technology, reference may be made to A.E. Jarvis, Hydraulic Machines (Shire, 1985).

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