Single-Cylinder Drop Valve Engine, c1900.

Made:
c. 1900 in England and Lincoln

Model Robey 450 H.P. type "E" horizontal drop valve steam engine made by D.W. Gale of Lincoln

The drop-valve steam engine was one of the most efficient reciprocating engine designs. Developed in England, Robey of Lincoln became one of its principal makers. This model represents a full-size engine built by Robey, and was made by one of Robey’s workshop foremen

Details

Category:
Motive Power
Object Number:
1976-7 Pt1
Materials:
brass (copper, zinc alloy), cast iron, gunmetal, paint, steel (metal) and wood (unidentified)
type:
models
credit:
Christie’s