Model, scale 1:12, of stationary steam boiler, c.1948

Made:
c.1948 in London

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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.

Details

Category:
Motive Power
Object Number:
2004-241
type:
boiler, boiler, model and steam
credit:
M.J. Martin