Monday, March 18, 2013

Machinery used in a tea factory of the 1950s, Sri Lanka.

Large fly-wheel from which 'V' belts drove a metal shaft under the roof. From this shaft power was tapped via 'V; belts to power the various machinery.

A large diesel engine used to provide stand-by power to the factory. Normally it was powered by  electricity generated by a nearby hydro-turbine.

A tea-roller where freshly plucked leaves were rolled.

A tea-packing machine.