Firgrove Mill Steam Engine

Made:
1907 in Rochdale
Firgrove Mill tandem compound condensing engine, made by J. & W Firgrove Mill tandem compound condensing engine, made by J. & W Starter engine on the Firgrove Mill tandem compound condensing Firgrove engine detail in the Power Hall Firgrove engine detail in the Power Hall Firgrove engine detail in the Power Hall Governer on Firgrove Mill tandem compound condensing engine Governer on Firgrove Mill tandem compound condensing engine Firgrove Mill tandem compound condensing engine, made by J. & W

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Firgrove Mill tandem compound condensing engine, made by J. & W
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Firgrove Mill tandem compound condensing engine, made by J. & W
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Starter engine on the Firgrove Mill tandem compound condensing
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Firgrove engine detail in the Power Hall
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Firgrove engine detail in the Power Hall
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Firgrove engine detail in the Power Hall
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Governer on Firgrove Mill tandem compound condensing engine
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Governer on Firgrove Mill tandem compound condensing engine
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Firgrove Mill tandem compound condensing engine, made by J. & W
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Tandem compound condensing engine, made by J. & W. McNaught, Rochdale, 1907. Corliss valve (high pressure cylinder) and slide valve (low pressure cylinder), speed 80 rpm, power output 500 horsepower.

From 1907 to 1970, this engine drove the R. Barnes & Co. Firgrove Mill in Rochdale, which produced flannelette, also known as brushed cotton, a soft and fluffy cotton fabric most often used for bedding and children's clothes.

Details

Category:
Motive Power
Object Number:
Y1972.29
Materials:
cast iron, brass (copper, zinc alloy), copper (metal) and wood (unidentified)
Measurements:
overall: 3.6 m x 12 m,
type:
steam engine
credit:
Gift of Courtaulds Limited

Parts

Steam Engine Component

Steam Engine Component

Steam engine part; valve and spindle from Firgrove Mill tandem compound condensing engine, made by J. & W. McNaught, Rochdale, c. 1907.

Measurements:
overall: 38 mm x 581 mm x 104 mm,
Object Number:
Y1972.29.1
type:
steam engine part
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The Board of Trustees of the Science Museum
Steam Engine Component

Steam Engine Component

Steam engine parts; 17 pieces of casing and bag of loose bolts from firgrove mill engine.

Made by J. & W. McNaught, Rochdale, c. 1907.

Measurements:
Overall: 3.6 m x 12 m,
Object Number:
Y1972.29.2
type:
steam engine part
Image ©
The Board of Trustees of the Science Museum
Flywheel oiler for Firgrove Mill steam engine

Flywheel oiler for Firgrove Mill steam engine

Flywheel oiler for the Firgrove Mill steam engine.

Measurements:
overall: 440 mm x 130 mm x 200 mm,
Materials:
brass (copper, zinc alloy) , copper (metal) and glass
Object Number:
Y1972.29.3
type:
oiler