brick crushing machine

Maker
Merer Ltd
Description
Small brick crushing machine with a cast iron body mounted on a steel-framed bogey. It is now fitted with a Lister petrol engine (1983-5-4), linked to the main mechanism by a chain type belt. Painted green and red
This is the original prototype for a brick crusher produced by Mr Merer, very much a smaller version of the large Baxter Granulator. When originally acquired by the museum, it was equipped with an electric motor, but we were advised that it was originally driven by a petrol engine, and it has since been modified in the workshop, with the addition of a small Lister petrol engine.
Merer Ltd were manufacturers of mining and quarrying equipment. They re-opened after Second World War and established new works in Camelon, Falkirk.
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Signature & date
stamping:label on the engine:”IN FROSTY WEATHER/DRAIN CYLINDER JACKET/EVERY NIGHT/ R.A.LISTER/ Ao191165/SPEC26DH/HP.11/2RPM 700”
enamelling:plaque:"MERER LTD/ ENGINEERS/ MAKERS OF QUARRY & CONTRACTORS/ PLANT/ FALKIRK”
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Measurement type, part and reading
Dimensions:0 - Whole:L 2m 32cm (L 7' 7 5/16")
Dimensions:0 - Whole:W 81cm (W 2' 7 7/8")
Dimensions:0 - Whole:H 1m 45cm (H 4' 9 1/16")
Accession number
1981-034-108

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