ramsbottom speed indicator

Made:
1860

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Speed indicator, Ramsbottom's velocimeter, 1860, mounted on plinth, consists of a closed glass tube half filled with oil which revolves on a vertical axis and is driven by a band from the trailing axle of the locomotive.

Details

Category:
Locomotives and Rolling Stock Components
Object Number:
1890-87
type:
speed indicator
taxonomy:
  • vehicles and vehicle components
  • vehicle component
credit:
Ramsbottom, John