Cornish Pumping Engine Model built by Harvey & Co

PART OF:
Cornish Pumping Engine, 1862
Made:
1862 in Hayle
maker:
Harvey and Company Limited

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Cornish Pumping Engine built by Harvey & Co of Hayle, Cornwall, for display at the International Exhibition of 1862

This superbly constructed engine - it might be termed a model, but it is in reality simply a small version of what was ordinarily a much larger machine - was built by one of the foremost British engine-builders, Harvey & Co of Hayle. Harvey's acquired a formidable reputation providing engines to pump water in Cornish mines, for water supply, and drainage purposes, around the world, which made the company well known and attractive to many engineers eager to make their name.

Details

Category:
Pumping Machinery
Object Number:
1862-26/1
Materials:
complete, cast iron, wrought iron, brass (copper, zinc alloy), paint and glass
Measurements:
overall: 2350 mm x 1900 mm x 900 mm,
overall (with beam level): 2220 x 1805 x 850 mm
type:
model, cornish engine, pumping engine and steam engine
credit:
Harvey and Company Limited