John Dugdill & Co. Horizontal Engine

Made:
1890 in Manchester

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Horizontal engine and dynamo made by John Dugdill and Sons Ltd, c.1890. Single cylinder slide valve steam engine, valve on top, with vertical governor, spring loaded. Large flywheel, probably because it was used to generate electricity. Boiler pump driven by eccentric on crankshaft. Last worked in 1894 when it drove the Edison dynamo.

Details

Category:
Motive Power
Object Number:
Y1970.11
Materials:
cast iron and copper (metal)
type:
steam engine
taxonomy:
  • furnishing and equipment
  • tools & equipment
  • engine - power producing equipment
credit:
Gift of John Dugdill & Co. Ltd