Friday Photo #Ballast30

9:30 AM

In preparation for tomorrow's theme on all things Engineering, I thought this week's Friday photo would be a nice opportunity to show some of Bill's collection of shipyard and engine works photographs. 


This image is of the only diesel engine designed and built by Kincaids. This was fitted for the mv Kindiesel built by Ardrossan Dockyard, Yard no 361 in 1936. 

This photo is from the John G Kincaid & Co Ltd Collection, held by Glasgow City Archives. 


This Kincaids engine (K23) was fitted for Clan McDonald by Greenock Dockyard company. It was common for different parts which make up a ship, like the engine, to be made by another company and fitted at another shipyard. Each yard would have given the engine its own number for reference. 

This photo is from the John G Kincaid & Co Ltd Collection, held by Glasgow City Archives. 


This photograph of reduction gears for a steam turbine comes from the John G Kincaid & Co Ltd collection, held by Glasgow City Archives. 



This image shows at least 7 steam engines, mainly triple expansion engines in the E-shop at East Hamilton street works. This was taken c.1920 and is from the John G Kincaid & Co Ltd Collection held at Glasgow City Archives. 

You can view more here on our Flick page. Keep an eye out for tomorrows #Ballast30 on Engineering and our procedures for sorting through engine plans and drawings! 

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