Lancashire boiler

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Lan´ca`shire boil´er

n.1.A steam boiler having two flues which contain the furnaces and extend through the boiler from end to end.
Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary, published 1913 by G. & C. Merriam Co.
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He was also called on to cover the boiler man at times and would help to maintain a Lancashire boiler which was also lagged with asbestos.
Every 13 weeks, staff would be recruited for the horrific Sunday afternoon task of descaling the massive 28-feet long Lancashire boiler.
Writing of the two-tube Lancashire boiler used with coal mine winding engines, he recalls that' people working on the surface made a point of keeping in with the boiler man, as there was a guaranteed supply of hot water for tea and usually a small stove on which bacon could be fried.' As for the 18th-century and earlier practice of ventilating a mine shaft by a furnace at its foot, he makes the aside: 'Even writing about all these open fires in gassy mines makes me nervous.'
(28) The Lancashire boiler had two iron flues and was an improvement to Trevithick's single-flued 'Cornish' boiler.
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