Plan of New Farm Buildings at Shirburn, Oxon., 1857. 'One main feature in the buildings is the extensive nature of the machinery department, and the several purposes for which steam power is made available - viz., for thrashing the corn of the farm, cutting chaff for the horses and cattle, crushing oats and beans, grinding corn, drawing water from a deep well to supply a cistern, from which the water is conveyed by iron piping throughout all parts of the homestead, and also for sawing timber, both in the round and in plank, for the use of the estate...Four separate systems of cattle-feeding are provided for in this establishment...The machinery consists of a twelve horse-power steam engine and boiler supplied from Messrs. Nasmyth's well-known manufactory...The architect of these buildings is Mr. Wilkinson...'. From "Illustrated London News", 1857.
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