Mill fire spinkler and pipe section

Made:
1880-1930

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Fire sprinkler attached to section of pipe, found at Murrays' Mills in Ancoats during the archaeological survey of the site.

This pipe section and fire spinkler was installed in Murrays' Mills in Ancoats as part of the fire proofing of the building. Murrays’ Mills is one of the oldest surviving steam-powered cotton spinning mill complexes. First established in Ancoats in 1797, it became, along with neighbouring McConnel and Kennedy mills, one of the largest industrial complexes of its time, reflecting Ancoats’ development into the first industrial suburb.

Details

Category:
Textile Industry
Object Number:
2018-38
type:
spinkler and pipe section
credit:
Gift of Manchester Life Development Company Limited