W. H. Bailey & Co Hot-Air Engine

1880 in Salford
Sir W. H. Bailey & Co. Ltd

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Hot-air engine made by Sir W. H. Bailey & Co. Ltd, Salford, c. 1880. Made to Lehmann's patent. Horizontal pistons with crankshaft overhead, flywheel a one side. Water circulating pump, rocking levels for hot and displacement pistons. Large cast iron closed cylinders at the back which was built into the fire box. Brick fire box with cast iron doors and chimney. Fuel for heating could be anything that could burn. Centrifugal governor with ball weights to control speed. This engine was originally purchased by Lt. Col. Sir William Starkey of Norwood Park, Southwell, Nottinghamshire in 1880, and was later returned in about 1965 to W. H. Bailey & Co. Ltd.


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hot air engine
  • furnishing and equipment
  • tools & equipment
Gift of Sir W. H. Bailey & Co. Ltd

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