We have visited many of Irelands Lighthouses over the years, but I do not think we have ever been to the one at Roche’s Point. Here we see the 17 horsepower Campbell oil engine and air compressor, it was installed at the Lighthouse in County Cork. I wonder what the machine was used for. Compressed air for a foghorn? I would also be nice to ascertain what type of oil the machine ran on.
Photographer: Ball, Robert S. (Robert Stawell), 1840-1913
Collection: Commissioners of Irish Lights Photographic Collection
Date: Circa 1900-1910
NLI Ref: NPA CIL479
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Owner: National Library of Ireland on The Commons
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