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Museum of Science and Industry, England - 7th July 2012

By: miapearl

We've come out to Manchester in England to visit a museum.
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This is an old steam engine called Planet.
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This is a Ferranti Inverted Engine
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This is a model of an engine a set up at ICI
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Part of the museum is based in a train shed, and there are train engines and carriages.
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In another building of the museum, equipment from a laboratory at Daresbury, used in various experiments. People from the lab won a Nobel Prize.
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There was a hands on science section. We can investigate Magnetic Fields.
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Do you see the difference?
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This is John Dalton, a father of modern chemistry.
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The Periodic Table.
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Manchester was home to the textile industry.
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Printing patterns.
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We caught a cotton demonstration. Here, the fibres are separated and drawn together to make a "thingy".
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Then they are smoothed out again and combined with other strands to make it stronger.
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The strands are smoothed out again and combined with other strands to make it stronger still, and then wound onto a bobbin.
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The thread is drawn out, and then twisted before rolled onto another bobbin.
Small children would clear out the debris as the machine moves back... A dangerous job...
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Now it is time for weaving to make the cloth.
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This is the Pegasus computer, built by Ferranti.
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Air samplers to measure radiation.
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Here we are measuring radiation.
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Next, we went to another building housing the aviation and other vehicles section.
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Something by GEC avionics.
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A limousine.
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Boldly going where no one has gone before.

* Posted Jul 29, 2012, 7:52 pm [Quote] Go to the top of the page


 

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