The Dog Hangs Well has a Victorian Beer Engine as mentioned in an earlier blog.
Some of you may know what it is but for those who don’t here goes.
A Beer Engine is what we now refer to as a Hand Pull. The Beer Engine is the cylinder that draws the beer from the cellar.
A Beer Engine is now built into or clamped to the bar.
In The Dog Hangs Well you will see a four bank beer engine cabinet. There are four hand pulls and cylinders within a wooden cabinet with a solid wooden plinth.
Beer engines of this era would have had brass cylinders along with leather washers and lead pipes.
Be assured it has been upgraded to a modern standard.
Information courtesy of Jon Saxon The Dog Hangs Well.
The contemporary illustration above of a Victorian Beer Engine is used with kind permission of Erik Lars Myers and was featured in his blog post about Beer Engines.