Crossley Horizontal Single-cylinder Engine

Made:
1886 in Manchester
maker:
Crossley Brothers Limited

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Horizontal single-cylinder four-stroke cycle gas engine made by Crossley Brothers Ltd, Manchester, c.1886. Serial number 15040. Used in an Edinburgh foundry. This was the first type of internal-combustion engine to work on Otto's four-stroke principle, patented in 1876, and is thus the direct ancestor of present-day piston internal-combustion engines.

A general arrangement drawing for the engine is held in the archive.

Details

Category:
Motive Power
Object Number:
Y1969.9
type:
gas internal combustion engine
taxonomy:
  • tools and equipment
  • equipment
  • power producing equipment
  • engines
credit:
Gift of Crossley-Premier Engines Limited