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Model, of Woolf's Water Tube Boiler, 1819
Model of Woolf's water tube boiler after A. M. Heron de la Villefosse, De la Richesse Minerale, 1819, scale 1:8, patented 1803. Type built by J & E Hall of Dartford, Kent.
Vacuum Gauge by Boulton and Watt
Vacuum gauge associated by Boulton and Watt, for measuring the pressure in the cylinder or condenser of their steam engines.
Columnar Engine, 1862
Small columnar engine built by the company of Maudslay, Sons & Field, to drive their models displayed at the London International Exhibition, 1862.
Print of Henry Beighton's Engraving of a Newcomen Engine
Framed print of Henry Beighton's Engraving of the Newcomen Engine at Griff, 1717, Henry Beighton, England, 1717-1725.
Vertical Compound Steam Engine with Hackworth's Valve Gear, 1898
Model of inverted compound steam engine fitted with Hackworth's valve gear, scale 1:6, original made by the Brush Co for the City Road Substation of the County of London Electric Supply Co.
'Bell-crank' engine, c. 1799
Model Boulton & Watt bell crank engine, c. 1799. The bell-crank engine design was devised for Boulton & Watt by William Murdock, one of their employees. It was the first 'independent' (self-supporting) engine to be built.
'Wagon' Boiler, 19th Century
1801-1840 (original); 1901 (model)
model, scale 1:12, of a 20 hp wagon boiler, 1801-1840.
'Haystack' Boiler, 1775-1799
1775-1799 (original); 1900-1907 (model)
Model, scale 1:12, of balloon or haystack boiler
Sectional Model of a Beam Engine, 1866.
Sectional model of independent 'cabinet' beam engine by Boulton, Watt & Co., comprising a copy in wood of inv. 1858-1.
Model of William Murdock's Oscillating Engine, 1785.
Original model of William Murdock's Oscillating Cylinder Engine, 1785
Rotative steam engine by Boulton and Watt, 1788
Boulton and Watt Rotative Beam Engine - the 'Lap' engine. This is the oldest essentially unaltered rotative engine in the world. Built by James Watt in 1788, it incorporates all of his most important steam-engine improvements. The engine was used at Matthew Boulton’s Soho Manufactory in Birmingham, where it drove 43 metal polishing (or ‘lapping’) machines for 70 years.
Atmospheric Engine by John Smeaton, 1772
1772 (original); 1919 (model)
Working model, sectioned, scale 1:12, John Smeaton's atmospheric engine at Long Benton Colliery, 1772
Model of Rotative Beam Engine by William Tongue, c. 1804
Model, rotative beam engine, c. 1805, scale 1:8, made by William Tongue, an apprentice with Boulton & Watt from 1797 until 1804. It represents the rotative steam engine as Watt left it upon the expiry of his patents in 1800. Cast iron has replaced timber in the main engine components, and the sun & planet gear has been replaced by a more straightforward crank. The nozzles (valve boxes that controlled the inlet and exhaust of steam at each end of the cylinder) each contain two concentric socket valves of the type introduced by William Murdock after 1800. The eccentric driving the valves was also his improvement.
Bust of James Watt in Parian Ware made by Josiah Wedgwood & Sons from original by E.W. Wyon
Bust of James Watt in Parian Ware made by Josiah Wedgwood & Sons from original by E.W. Wyon, 1859, 15" high
Peel, Williams & Peel steam engine
Six-column beam engine, made by Peel, Williams & Peel, Manchester, in 1846 and originally used at Thomas Redfern's file-making factory in Stockport. A small beam engine, complete in itself and built as a free standing unit. Sometimes known as a 'wet bottom' engine due to its condenser tank at the base. Also described as a tank bed engine, with 12" x 20" slide valve cylinder.
Bell-crank Engine by Boulton and Watt, c. 1810.
Bell-crank condensing steam engine with one vertical double-acting cylinder, early 19th century
Trevithick's High Pressure Steam Engine and Boiler excluding flywheel
Trevithick high pressure stationary engine built by "Hazledine & Co., Bridgnorth", no. 14, c. 1806, with timber staging (without flywheel)
'Demon' hydraulic motor, made by F.Pitman, Manchester, 1920
Water motor, 'Demon' made by F.Pitman, Manchester, c.1920.
Newcomen Atmospheric Engine
Newcomen Engine built by Francis Thompson of Ashover near Chesterfield 1791. Re-erected in house built with materials taken from the engine house at Pentrich, Derbyshire, where it was last worked
Working model triple expansion vertical steam engine
Working model triple expansion vertical steam engine.
Isaac Storey & Sons steam engine indicator
Steam engine indicator, made by Isaac Storey & Sons Ltd., Manchester between 1862 and 1910. The box contains a graph showing the use of the indicator. The graph is on headed paper from John Musgrave and Sons of Globe Ironworks, Bolton.
Harvey & Co Oscillating cylinder steam engine
Oscillating cylinder steam engine, by Harvey & Co., Engineers, Hayle Foundry, Hayle, Cornwall, England, 1870
High Pressure Condensing Beam Engine, 1838
model of a high pressure beam engine, made by William Hooper, a 'hammerman' at the Copperhouse foundry, awarded a prize at the Royal Cornwall Polytechnic Society's annual exhibition at Falmouth, 1838.
Breast-shot Water Wheel, c. 1888
Model, (scale 1:12), of breast shot water wheel ventilated buckets with rack and pinion operated sluice, by Whitmore & Binyon, Wickham Market, Suffolk, England, 1883-1891.
Collycroft worsted textile mill, 1790
model, scale 1:32, of an 18th century water-powered textile mill; the model is based on drawings of the Collycroft worsted mill, Bedworth, Warwickshire, built c. 1790; interior contains a selection of textile machines employed in various processes; weaving, winding, drawing or doubling, spinning; the machine operators are also shown; the model is finished for viewing from the front only, and is cut away to allow viewing of the interior
Mechanical tachometer, made by Smiths, 1950-59, to measure speeds of up to 4,000rpm. Used by the North-West branch of the National Industrial Fuel Efficiency Service (NIFES).
Model, showing ordinary Flat-ended Lancashire Boiler with flanged seam flues
Model (scale 1:8) of ordinary Flat-ended Lancashire Boiler with flanged seam flues.
Model of a double acting beam type condensing engine
Model of a double acting beam type condensing engine with conical drop valves worked by an eccentric.
Horizontal Engine with Corliss Valve Gear, c. 1898
Single cylinder non-condensing horizontal engine, Corliss valve gear, by John Musgrave & Sons Ltd, Bolton, 1898. Part sectioned to show valves, scale 1:6
Model, of an 'Independent' type beam engine by Boulton, Watt & Co., 1813
Model of an independent type 'Cabinet' rotative beam engine, with self-supporting iron frame and cistern bed, made by Boulton, Watt & Co., and owned by James Watt, c1813, with tin container, for cigarettes, containing nineteen steel flat washers, fourteen slotted brass dome-head machine screws and an ‘L’ shaped flat piece of wood.
Model, scale 1:12, of stationary steam boiler, c.1948
Scale 1:12 model of Paxman Economic boiler, as built by Davey, Paxman & Co. Ltd, Colchester, England, c.1910. Model built by John B. Thorp of London, and mounted in display case.
"Venture" mechanical tachometer, made by Smiths, 1950-59, to measure speeds of up to 20,000rpm. Used by the North-West branch of the National Industrial Fuel Efficiency Service (NIFES).
Model (Scale 1:8), semi-portable overtype engine, by Robey & Co.
Model of Overtype Semi-portable Engine
Two models, showing Thompson's Dish-ended Lancashire Boiler front sections
Model (scale 1:8) of front end of Thompson's Dish-ended Lancashire Boiler with corrugated flues.
Vertical Steam Engine, 1891
14 hp vertical, single-cylinder, Marshall Steam Engine (made by Messrs. Marshall of Gainsborough, for Imperial Institute in 1891 and transferred to Kew Gardens in 1903)
Pre-production model of a Howden HWP 300 Wind Turbine and Landrover
Sectioned scale 1:40 model of a Howden HWP 300 Wind Turbine, by Angus Model Makers, Glasgow, Scotland, with a 1:43 scale model of a Landrover vehicle & human figure, by Vitesse, Portugal, 1980-1983. The tubine model was constructed prior to production of the real object, which was installed at Burgar Hill, Orkney, on 20 October 1983.
Parsons' steam turbine generator, 1884.
Parsons' original Steam Turbine generator,1884
Trevithick's High Pressure Steam Engine and Boiler, c. 1806
Trevithick high pressure stationary engine built by "Hazledine & Co., Bridgnorth", no. 14, c. 1806, with timber staging
100 K.W. Parsons' Radial Flow Steam Turbine alternator with Generator, partly sectioned
Partly sectioned 100 K.W. Radial Flow Steam Turbine alternator with Generator, built by C. A. Parsons and Company, Newcastle upon Tyne in 1892 for the Cambridge Electric Supply Company.
Model of Murray's portable beam engine
Model representing Murray's portable beam engine, by James Fox, Derby, 1808
Metal component associated with the 100 K.W. Radial Flow Steam Turbine alternator with Generator
Metal component associated with the 100 K.W. Radial Flow Steam Turbine alternator with Generator, by C. A. Parsons and Company, Newcastle upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear, England, United Kingdom, 1891
Model of Henry Maudslay's table engine, 1807
Model of Maudslay's 1807 table engine (scale 1:24) with associated components, made by Maudslay, Sons and Field Limited, Lambeth, London, 1807
Mechanical counter, 1888.
Engine counter, 6 figures, by Schaeffer & Budenberg, Baukau, Madgeburg, Germany, for reciprocations or revolutions
Watt's second separate condenser, 1765.
Model of cylinder with separate condenser, formerly described as the "original" model.
Parsons' steam turbine generator, 1884
Parsons' original Steam Turbine generator, with spare guide ring and fan, by Clarke, Chapman, Parsons & Co.,1884
Maudslay Oscillating Engine
Model Maudslay single cylinder oscillating steam engine made by J. Spiller, Battersea, c. 1820
Model 0.1cc internal combustion engine
Model internal combustion engine, 0.1cc, by Bert Martin, Southampton, Hampshire, England, 1945
Model flash steam plant by Bert Martin
Model flash steam plant by Bert Martin, Southampton, Hampshire, England, 1935