From Designer Ralph Jones's records.

Illustrations showing plans for the Silver Ball and images from the Water Tower Award Submission prepared by Engineer and Designer, Ralph Jones eldest son of Fletcher Jones.  There are also a number of documents attached here with drawings and correspondence between Ralph Jones and others regarding the design, installation and engineering of the Water Tower.  The full archive of Ralph Jones' documents, plans and drawings for the Water Tower is held at Melbourne Uni Archives and also at the Warrnambool and District Historical Society.  


Kindly shared by the Melbourne Uni Archives and the Jones Family Collection.  

Bottom crown plate of the ball with part of the inner tank and attached extensions of the tower columns. Jones Family Collection held by Melbourne Uni Archives
Drawings - Jones Family Collection held by Melbourne Uni Archives
Clearly showing the clever design of the support structure which later was built into become part of the factory building.
The concrete slab roof showing overhang to provide for fire protection of tower columns.   The slab also serves as a platform for maintenance work and a shield from falling objects.
The completed two storey extensions incorporated with the tower water base.

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