Monday, July 20, 2009

Peterborough Lock

When the Ainsworth BC plant failed to reach its financial expectations Taylor paid back the investors the tidy sum of $60,000 from his own pocket. ( see Sketches and Links for alternate story)

This put quite a finacial strain on the company however in 1898 Taylor received an order from the Dominion Government to supply and install a 45 horse power compressor at the Peterborough Lift Lock on the Trent Canal in Ontario.

Here we see the underside of the lift taken in modern times. Below is a photo taken at the top of the locks showing the spectacular view that boaters have enjoyed for over 100 years.

Here at the bttom is a photo of Taylor (middle) at the Peterborogh site during construction.

The photo below is the manhole cover at the locks indicating the company manufacturer.

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