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Kirkaldy Testing Works Kirkaldy Testing Museum

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Kirkaldy Testing Works
This building was built in 1874 for David Kirkaldy (1820 - 1897). In 1857 Kirkaldy helped form the Institution of Engineers in Scotland and was the first person to set up a load testing machine for construction materials powerful enough to deal with the largest specimens. The original 48 foot long machine, able to apply a load of over 300 tons, is still in position here.
Historic Southwark

Site: Kirkaldy Testing Museum (2 memorials)

SE1, Southwark Street, 99, Kirkaldy Testing Museum

The Historic Southwark plaque is on the street frontage beside the less ornate entrance. The other, round, plaque is inside, high on the wall above the machine. In the pediment of the fancy entrance is the admirable rubric: Facts not Opinions.

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David Kirkaldy

Born near Dundee. In 1857 Kirkaldy helped form the Institution of Engineers i...

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Southwark Council

The London Borough of Southwark was created as an amalgamation of the Metropo...

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Kirkaldy Materials Testing Machine

Kirkaldy Materials Testing Machine Built in 1865 to David Kirkaldy’s design, ...

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