Akroyd crude oil engine, 1890.

Made:
1890
designer:
Herbert Akroyd-Stuart
1:8 scale model of the original crude oil automatic ignition engine designed by Herbert Ackroyd Stuart (1864-1927).

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1:8 scale model of the original crude oil automatic ignition engine designed by Herbert Ackroyd Stuart (1864-1927).
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model, scale 1:8, of 6 hp Akroyd crude oil automatic ignition engine, on mahogany base; semi-diesel engine; part sectioned through cylinder.

1:8 scale model of the original crude oil automatic ignition engine designed by Herbert Akroyd Stuart (1864-1927). Stuart was a mechanical engineer and manager of the Bletchley Iron and Tinplate Works in Buckinghamshire. He was the first person to succeed in building an oil engine in which ignition is sustained without the use of ancillary apparatus. This model was made to Stuart's directions to represent his engine as patented on May 8, 1890.

Details

Category:
Heat Engines (non steam)
Object Number:
1920-771
Materials:
brass, paint and steel
Measurements:
overall (estimate): 345 x 385 x 192 mm
overall weight:
type:
oil engines
credit:
Herbert Akroyd-Stuart