Model, scale 1:12, of stationary steam boiler, c.1948
- c.1948 in London
Scale 1:12 model of Paxman Economic boiler, as built by Davey, Paxman & Co. Ltd, Colchester, England, c.1910. Model built by John B. Thorp of London, and mounted in display case.
The model is of the Paxman ‘Economic’ boiler as built by Davey, Paxman & Co Ltd of Colchester, England, in about 1912. It was one of the best-known and efficient boilers on the market and helped ensure the viability of steam power until well into the twentieth century. Fine-scale models such as this one, built by John B Thorp, are important for museum purposes when full-size examples are generally too large for gallery display.
- Motive Power
- Object Number:
- M.J. Martin
Cite this page
We encourage the use and reuse of our collection data.
Data in the title, made, maker and details fields are released under Creative Commons Zero
Descriptions and all other text content are licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 licence
Download catalogue entry as json
View manifest in IIIF viewer
Download manifest IIIF
Our records are constantly being enhanced and improved, but please note that we cannot guarantee the accuracy of any information shown on this website.