Rotative Compound Beam Engine, 1881

Made:
1968-1971 in Gravesend
Annotated 1/2 inch scale model (1:24) of a Simpson Compound beam pumping engine, 1881, originally built for the West Annotated 1/2 inch scale model (1:24) of a Simpson Compound beam pumping engine, 1881, originally built for the West

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Annotated 1/2 inch scale model (1:24) of a Simpson Compound beam pumping engine, 1881, originally built for the West
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Annotated 1/2 inch scale model (1:24) of a Simpson Compound beam pumping engine, 1881, originally built for the West
Science Museum Group Collection
© The Board of Trustees of the Science Museum

Annotated 1/2 inch scale model (1:24) of a compound beam pumping engine by Worthington-Simpson Ltd, 1881, originally built for the West Middlesex Waterworks, Hammersmith, London.

This fine model by model engineer GE Hartung shows the type of powerful compound engine which became widely used in Britain’s growing towns and cities to deliver drinking water to people’s homes. Worthington-Simpson were one of the leading manufacturers of engines and plant for water pumping.

Details

Category:
Pumping Machinery
Object Number:
1971-2
Materials:
brass, complete, copper, paint, steel and wood
Measurements:
overall weight:
type:
models
credit:
Cherry's Ltd.