Vertical Steam Engine, 1891

Made:
1891 in Gainsborough
14 hp vertical, single-cylinder

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14 hp vertical, single-cylinder, Marshall Steam Engine (made by Messrs. Marshall of Gainsborough, for Imperial Institute in 1891 and transferred to Kew Gardens in 1903)

This very fine engine was built by Marshall, Sons and Company of Gainsborough, the prominent and prolific steam engine and machinery manufacturers. Marshall became major exporters of their products, thanks to the quality embodied in items like this engine: this 'short stroke' engine combines elegance and sturdiness in a compact self-contained form.

Details

Category:
Motive Power
Object Number:
1932-587
Materials:
steel, blued steel, brass, glass, paint and complete
Measurements:
overall: 1880 mm x 1180 mm x 1370 mm, 857 kg
overall (estimate): 1770 x 1255 x 1065 mm
type:
steam engines
credit:
H.M. Office of Works

Parts

Chain pulley, gear wheel & nut and gyrometer

Chain pulley, gear wheel & nut and gyrometer

Chain pulley, gear wheel & nut and gyrometer

Object Number:
1932-587/1
type:
pulley
Vertical Steam Engine, 1891

Vertical Steam Engine, 1891

14 hp vertical, single-cylinder, Marshall Steam Engine (made by Messrs. Marshall of Gainsborough, for Imperial Institute in 1891 and transferred to Kew Gardens in 1903)


This very fine engine was built by Marshall, Sons and Company of Gainsborough, the prominent and prolific steam engine and machinery manufacturers. Marshall became major exporters of their products, thanks to the quality embodied in items like this engine: this 'short stroke' engine combines elegance and sturdiness in a compact self-contained form.

Measurements:
overall: 1880 mm x 1180 mm x 1370 mm, 857 kg
Materials:
steel , blued steel , brass , glass , paint and complete
Object Number:
1932-587/6
type:
steam engines