Sectioned working model, showing a side-lever marine engine

Made:
1840; 1898
maker:
South Kensington Museum (workshops)

Sectioned working model, scale 1:8, showing a side-lever marine engine (c.1840), fitted into a sea-going paddle steamer, with sectioned paddle wheel and pistons, partially by unknown maker, British, 1840, and valve gear, parallel motion levels and paddle wheel made in South Kensington Museum (workshops), South Kensington, London, England, 1898

Details

Category:
Marine Engines
Object Number:
1868-39
Materials:
brass (copper, zinc alloy), paint, steel (metal) and wood (unidentified)
Measurements:
includes paddle wheel: 895 mm x 1240 mm x 840 mm,
type:
model - representation
taxonomy:
  • visual and verbal communication
  • furnishing and equipment
  • vehicle - transportation
credit:
Institution of Civil Engineers