Photographs of
Sobeys Industrial
Monument



Stellarton
Pictou County
Nova Scotia

Location: 123 Foord Street, Stellarton

GPS location:   45°34'22"N   62°39'27"W




Stellarton: Sobeys Industrial Monument, 123 Foord Street


Stellarton: Sobeys Industrial Monument, center plaque


Stellarton: Sobeys Industrial Monument, interpretative plaque


Stellarton: Sobeys Industrial Monument


Stellarton: Sobeys Industrial Monument, left side plaque


Stellarton: Sobeys Industrial Monument, right side plaque

The above photographs were taken on 5 May 2003.


What is a "Cornish pump"?

What is a “Cornish pump”?

The term "Cornish" refers to the operating cycle of these engines (not to the manufacturing location).  The main characteristic of a Cornish engine is that the pumping is done by a massive weight falling under the influence of gravity.  This weight, positioned above the pump cylinder(s), is linked to a beam, with the piston attached to the opposite end of this beam.  The weight is raised as the piston is driven downward by a combination of steam pressure above and vacuum below the piston.  During the pumping stroke, as the weight falls, the piston is returned to the top of the cylinder.  There is no rotation (circular) motion involved in a Cornish engine cycle.
Source: Kew Bridge Steam Museum



Cornish Pump Videos

Grand Junction Ninety Cornish Pump 4:10

KBSM majestic giant steam engines 3:05

Boulton & Watt 1820 beam engine 1:01

90 Inch beam engine valve gear 0:41






Photographs of War Memorials, Historic Monuments and Plaques in Nova Scotia
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New Glasgow: Westray Miners Memorial Park Westray Miners Memorial Park New Glasgow
    http://ns1763.ca/pictouco/westraymem.html


Westville: Miners Memorial monument 1891 Miners Memorial monument 1891 Westville
    http://ns1763.ca/pictouco/westvminem.html


Trenton: Workers Monument Workers Monument Trenton
    http://ns1763.ca/pictouco/trentwrkm.html


Stellarton war memorial Stellarton war memorial Stellarton
    http://ns1763.ca/pictouco/stellarwar.html


New Glasgow: War memorial monument New Glasgow war memorial New Glasgow
    http://ns1763.ca/pictouco/newglaswar.html


New Glasgow: Pictou Highlanders obelisk Pictou Highlanders obelisk New Glasgow
    http://ns1763.ca/pictouco/picthighlanders.html


Admiral Murray monument Admiral Murray monument Pictou Landing
    http://ns1763.ca/pictouco/admmurray.html


Walmsley Lodge 1785 monument Walmsley Lodge 1785 monument Pictou Landing
    http://ns1763.ca/pictouco/masonic1st.html


Little Harbour: 82nd Regiment 1779-1783, plaque 82nd Regiment 1779-1783, plaque Little Harbour
    http://ns1763.ca/pictouco/littlehbrm.html


Stellarton WW1 memorial plaque Stellarton WW1 memorial plaque Stellarton
    http://ns1763.ca/pictouco/stellarplqww1.html


Admiral Leonard Murray memorial Admiral Leonard Murray memorial Pictou
    http://ns1763.ca/pictouco/murraymemorial.html


Pictou County Acadians, River John Pictou County Acadians, 1700s River John
    http://ns1763.ca/pictouco/rjohn-pcacc.html


Pictou County Acadians, Caribou Island Pictou County Acadians, 1700s Caribou Island
    http://ns1763.ca/pictouco/caribacadsign.html


Caribou Island war memorial Baird Family memorial Caribou Island
    http://ns1763.ca/pictouco/caribouwarm.html


Westville war memorial Westville war memorial Westville
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Pictou: Dawson plaques Dawson plaques Pictou
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River John: War memorial monument River John war memorial River John
    http://ns1763.ca/pictouco/riverjohn.html


River John: Legion Remembrance Gardens Legion Remembrance Gardens River John
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Moose River Gold Mine Moose River Gold Mine collapse Moose River Gold Mines
    http://ns1763.ca/hfxrm/moosegoldm.html


Antigonish Memorial Field Memorial Field Antigonish
    http://ns1763.ca/antgnco/antigonishwwtwo.html


Colin Chisholm Park Colin Chisholm Park Antigonish
    http://ns1763.ca/antgnco/chisholmpark.html


Commercial Cable Company telegraph office Commercial Cable Company telegraph office Hazel Hill
    http://ns1763.ca/guysbco/commcable.html


Anna Swan monument Anna Swan monument Central New Annan
    http://ns1763.ca/colchco/swanamon.html


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First uploaded to the Internet:   2003 May 13
Latest update:   2011 April 28