Model, of an 'Independent' type Beam Engine by Boulton, Watt & Co., 1812-1814

Made:
1812-1814
designer:
Matthew Murray

Model, of an 'Independent' type (Cabinet) Rotative steam beam engine, with a self-supporting iron frame, originally designed by Matthew Murray, Leeds, Yorkshire, England, 1800. The steam engine and iron frame design were then evolved and made by Boulton, Watt & Co., Soho Foundry, Soho, Handsworth, Staffordshire, England, 1812-1814. James Watt owned the 'Independent' type (Cabinet) Rotative steam beam engine model.

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Category:
Motive Power
Object Number:
1858-1/1
Materials:
brass (copper, zinc alloy), cast iron, complete, paint, steel (metal) and wrought iron
Measurements:
flywheel diameter: 915 mm
type:
model - representation
taxonomy:
  • visual and verbal communication
credit:
Greg, A.

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