Model of oscillating paddle engines for Thames steamboat

Made:
1842-1850 in Greenwich
maker:
John Penn and Son

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Model, scale 1:12, of an oscillating engine for a Thames steamboat, (c.1842), with one wood and one metal paddle wheel, fitted in a vessel structure,by an unknown workman at John Penn and Sons, Greenwich, 1842-1850, in glass case (see note)

Details

Category:
Marine Engines
Object Number:
1918-201
Materials:
brass (copper, zinc alloy), cast iron, glass, steel (metal) and wood (unidentified)
Measurements:
through glass: 330 mm x 640 mm x 250 mm,
type:
paddle steamer
taxonomy:
  • furnishing and equipment
  • vehicle - transportation
  • visual and verbal communication
  • furnishing and equipment
  • vehicle - transportation
  • watercraft
credit:
Restler, Mrs. Violet Mary; Restler, Lt. Col. J.D.K.