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Sample "Kinetic" Air Relief Valve

Period:
19th Century
Description:

This valve is cut-away to show the flat - a vulcanite rubber-covered sphere of lightwight wood.

 

The valve is termed "kinetic" because of a novel design feature, which prevents the valve being blown shut prematurely by discharging air, or even a mixture of air and water spray, however high its speed. The valve is closed only by solid, rising water. The design and dimensions of the float-rest are critical to this feature.

Place of Production:
Kilmarnock
Materials/Media:
height 192mm
Source:
The Dick Institute
Digital Number:
EAMA022a; EAMA022b
Copyright:
East Ayrshire Council


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