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GKman
09-18-2010, 07:23 AM
Any of you steam enthusiasts need a free boiler?
Vacationing in the Pacific NW and saw this in Astoria, WA.
Tour guide said it was recovered from a wrecked ship and installed in a cannary.
Cannery, on pilings, burned. Interesting place to visit. At the mouth of the Colombia river. Hundreds of wrecks at the bar.
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v494/gkman/IMG_2455.jpg

Mcgyver
09-18-2010, 10:07 AM
100 views and no takers, hmmmm, free stuff doesn't usually last long around a bunch of pack rat home machnists. I'd take it but its a bit of drive

kbertoson
09-18-2010, 11:52 AM
That boiler must be a bit far out for the scrap haulers. More work than they want?

millwrong
09-18-2010, 12:30 PM
I'd take it if it wasn't the volume of condensate required to feed that thing!:eek:

Liger Zero
09-18-2010, 12:49 PM
Any idea who the maker of said boiler was?

That picture is now my new desktop photo of the week. :)


Oh and to get rid of it, simply slap "$100 or B/O" on a sign. Damn thing will be stolen before you can row back to shore. :D

Evan
09-18-2010, 01:19 PM
When did they move Astoria to the other side of the river?

RobbieKnobbie
09-18-2010, 02:04 PM
I just got back from trying to pick it up, but it looks like someone beat me to it...

http://i96.photobucket.com/albums/l166/robbieknobbie/IMG_2455a.jpg

Liger Zero
09-18-2010, 02:33 PM
If I had known you were on the way I would have asked you to help lift it. :mad: Ow ow ow my back... :(

Dave S.
09-18-2010, 03:03 PM
I think it is a Babcock and Wilcox. The tube headers with clean out plugs that you can see under the steam drum are the give away.

Dave

Liger Zero
09-18-2010, 03:24 PM
I think it is a Babcock and Wilcox. The tube headers with clean out plugs that you can see under the steam drum are the give away.

Dave

Thought so... the other thing that makes me think B&W is the design of the drum "ends."

Evan
09-18-2010, 04:22 PM
Amateur :D

http://ixian.ca/pics7/boiler.jpg

Dave S.
09-18-2010, 04:46 PM
Here is a photo of the B&W in the Stern wheel tug Portland and a photo of the boiler drawing from the build prints.

Dave


http://i132.photobucket.com/albums/q3/Dave_Sohlstrom/100_0572.jpg

http://i132.photobucket.com/albums/q3/Dave_Sohlstrom/100_0585.jpg

Liger Zero
09-18-2010, 05:02 PM
Fairly close I would say. :)

I'm looking at an older copy of STEAM and I would say it's a B&W but it dates before 1930. The old OLD copies of STEAM are in the office.

Dave S.
09-18-2010, 05:12 PM
Yes it has a riveted steam drum where as the Portland boiler is all welded.

Dave

Liger Zero
09-18-2010, 05:26 PM
Yes it has a riveted steam drum where as the Portland boiler is all welded.

Dave

You certain? The Portland's drum seems to have a thick layer of something-something on it.

Uncle O
09-18-2010, 06:48 PM
Amateur :D

http://ixian.ca/pics7/boiler.jpg



LOL!! Thats funny

Liger Zero
09-18-2010, 07:45 PM
LOL!! Thats funny


Indeed, but you forgot the "$100 Or Best Offer" sign. :D

Dave S.
09-18-2010, 09:10 PM
Liger

The Port of Portland took delivery of the Portland on Aug 29 1947. The hull is all welded and I expect that you will find a welded steam drum under the insulation that we see in the photo. If needed I know the Chief Engineer and can call to verify my feelings.

Dave

Liger Zero
09-18-2010, 09:35 PM
Liger

The Port of Portland took delivery of the Portland on Aug 29 1947. The hull is all welded and I expect that you will find a welded steam drum under the insulation that we see in the photo. If needed I know the Chief Engineer and can call to verify my feelings.

Dave

That would be cool but don't bother him, I have a couple B&W Steam manuals from that era, and a Marine Steam from the pre-war era.... I can get the information without bothering anyone.

Than you for the pictures though.

Evan
09-18-2010, 09:41 PM
Indeed, but you forgot the "$100 Or Best Offer" sign

They stole that too.

GKman
09-19-2010, 07:56 AM
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