Original Maudslay oscillating marine paddle engine

Made:
1827 in Lambeth
patentee:
Joseph Maudslay
maker:
Maudslay, Sons and Field Limited
The original Oscillating Paddle Engine. Joseph Maudslay's patent. From a colour transparency in the Science Museum

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The original Oscillating Paddle Engine. Joseph Maudslay's patent. From a colour transparency in the Science Museum
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Original Maudslay oscillating marine paddle engine used on paddle ships and thames speed boats, patented by Joseph Maudslay (c.1827), and constructed by Maudslay Sons and Field Limited, on metal base.

Details

Category:
Marine Engines
Object Number:
1857-76
Materials:
brass (copper, zinc alloy), cast iron, copper (alloy) and steel (metal)
type:
engine -power producing equipment
taxonomy:
  • furnishing and equipment
  • tools & equipment
  • furnishing and equipment
  • vehicle - transportation
credit:
Joseph Maudslay