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Old 13-08-06, 11:39
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Steam engine were, at lest by my opinion, the last product of the pure machinery engineering.

The pictures below show the “double” use of the steam at war. The steam Foden wagons are fitted with pressurized boilers used for removing the vermin from clothing. Does any body have more information about using of such equipment? I guess that those disinsectors should have also worked as stationary units or should have been used in conjunction with other vehicles. Any information would be welcome, also pictures of any other steam wagons used in military service.

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Old 13-08-06, 11:41
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Here is the second picture of Foden Wagon, more will follow soon.
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Old 13-08-06, 11:45
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the third one ...
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Old 13-08-06, 11:47
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and finally the fourth one...
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Old 21-08-06, 13:16
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I have just received a message from Dr. Geoffrey Miller, who is an expert on Australian Army Medical Services history. He wrote: “ ... basically the disinfector was a pressure cooker, designed to sterilise clothing in quantity. The pressure was about 5 pound, its capacity was 100 blankets or fifty kits of clothing and sterilisation was carried out for about an hour. They could be used as a stationary machine, such as outside baths, but a steam source would have been necessary and mobility was available with a steam tractor.”

And there is a new nice picture from Australian War Memorial archive Geoffrey added.


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Old 06-09-06, 14:12
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Picture below shows not exactly the same boiler, but it looks very similar. It comes from Australian War Memorial.

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