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Smeaton's Apparatus for Determining the Efficiency of Water Wheels
1988 (model); 1752 (original)
Facsimile model, scale 1:1, of John Smeaton's Water Wheel apparatus for "An Experimental Enquiry concerning the Natural Powers of Water and Wind to turn Mills..." (Phil Trans. Vol L1, 1759), after the original made in 1752. Model by John Horniblow, England, 1988.
Inverted Vertical Steam Engine, 1848-1850
Model, or small example, of Nasmyth's steam hammer, or inverted, type of engine, 1848-1850, single cylinder.
Stauffer Tell-tale Lubricator, type A, no.6, in se
Stauffer Tell-tale Lubricator, type A, no.6, in section
Overshot Water Wheel, mid 19th Century
Model, scale 1:10, of overshot waterwheel with two part ventilated bucket, timber framed, unknown maker, Freiburg, Germany, 1834-1866.
S.L.V. Mini oil canister, patented (No.83 of 1862)
S.L.V. Mini oil canister, patented (No.83 of 1862) by Joseph White
Working model triple expansion vertical steam engine
Working model triple expansion vertical steam engine.
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
Drawing of the Pentrich Colliery Pumping Engine
One of two drawings of the Pentrich Colliery Pumping Engine: End view and plan. Scale 1:24. Drawn by C. O. Becker.
Harvey & Co Oscillating cylinder steam engine
Oscillating cylinder steam engine, by Harvey & Co., Engineers, Hayle Foundry, Hayle, Cornwall, England, 1870
Early compound beam engine
Compound Condensing Beam Engine 8" & 16" diam. x 17 7/8" & 26" stroke respectively, boiler feed pumps with plunger and Spare engine piston ring and parcel of small spare parts, by Thomas Horn, Engineer, Westminster, London, England, 1860 used at Ifield Sussex
Single-cylinder Oil Engine
Horizontal single-cylinder oil engine, made by Crossley Brothers Ltd, Manchester, c.1894. Single cylinder heavy oil engine, a four stroke principle, horizontal type, with cylinder over hung at rear. Feed oil tank contained in base of casting so this was a self contained unit except for water to cool it.
Standard pressure test gauge in case, marked "John Dewrance & Co., London
A standard pressure test gauge in case, marked "John Dewrance & Co., London"
Samuel Clegg Steam Engine Model
Beam engine model of vertical single-cylinder engine, made by Samuel Clegg of Manchester, c.1825.
Table engine model, scale approx. 1:2
Table engine model, scale approx. 1:2, patented by Henry Maudslay, England, 1807 and made by Maudslay and Company, Lambeth, Surrey, England, 1815
A. E. & H. Robinson Gas Engine
Single-cylinder inclined gas engine, made by A. E. & H. Robinson & Co., Manchester, 1907. Serial number 2957.
Wooden Horse Gin
Wooden horse gin, c.1780, used at Rothwell Haigh Colliery, Yorkshire.
Firgrove Mill Steam Engine
Firgrove Mill tandem compound condensing engine, made by J. & W. McNaught, Rochdale, 1907. 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. Archive material relating to the engine is catalogued in Adlib.
Sectioned model of Cochran 3-pass vertical boiler,
Sectioned model of Cochran 3-pass vertical boiler, Series II. scale 1:2
V-notch boiler feed recording meter
V-notch boiler feed recording meter, made by the LEA Recorder Co. Ltd, c.1918. Object comprises two large components; 1) glass fronted wooden cabinet containing meter clock and reader and 2) heavy cast iron case LEA's Patent Reader embossed on the door. Also includes a large bolt, weight and bag of keys.
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.
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.
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 1:8), 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 Reciprocating Steam Engine Model
Beam engine model, made by Watkins & Hill, 1818-1851. This model was exhibited by the maker, Wakins & Hill, at the Great Exhibition of the Works of Industry of All Nations in London, 1851. It was later owned by Colonel George John Miller Ridehalgh, who added a plaque with his name and the name of his property, Fell Foot, between 1859 when he purchesed the property, and 1892 when he died. The model is sectioned to show the inner workings of a beam engine, and can be operated to show the movement of the internal components.
Beam engine and associated component
Six column beam engine, unsigned, British, 1820-1840, and used by JA & W Lyon, Bleachers, Leo Street, Peckham, to drive a set of drying rolls, 1836-1905.
Model, of a Marshall Class MP single cylinder steam engine
A model of a Marshall Class MP single cylinder horizontal engine used for electrical power and lighting generation c.1896. Model built 1970-1978.
Model of breast water wheel with pentrough sluice
Model of breast water wheel with pentrough sluice
Portion of the wheel of a 20 H.P. Thomson "Vortex"
Portion of the wheel of a 20 H.P. Thomson "Vortex" Water Turbine, made by Williamson Bros. , Kendal, 1877
Drawing of Newcomen engine at Caprington Colliery,
Drawing of Newcomen engine at Caprington Colliery, nr Kilmarnock
Undertype Semi-portable Engine
model, scale 1:8, possibly made by Robey, of Undertype Compound Engine, on wooden base
Model of Sun and Planet Gearing made by James Watt
Model of sun and planet gearing, made by James Watt ,1782-1784, demonstrating the action designed to produce a rotative motion. Preserved by James Watt & Co.
Robey Portable Steam Engine, c. 1938
Model of a single-cylinder Robey portable steam engine and boiler. Scale 1:8, with wooden frame.
Undershot Water Wheel, mid 19th Century
Model, scale 1:10, of current or undershot waterwheel with radial floats, timber framed, unknown maker, Freiberg, Germany, 1834-1866.
Replica of model of Newcomen engine
Replica of model of Newcomen engine, as constructed by Jonathan Sisson and studied by James Watt at Glasgow University from 1763 to 1765, leading to the invention of the separate condenser. Original at Hunterian Museum. Replica made by Network Modelmakers, London W11, 2010-2011
Maihak engine indicator No.7077 with accessories i
Maihak engine indicator No.7077 with accessories in fitted case
Chadwick Vertical Steam Engine
Single-cylinder vertical engine, made by John Chadwick, Manchester, c.1860.
Willans Three-crank High Speed Steam Engine, 1884
Willans 3-cylinder high speed compound engine, no. 369, 1884
Maudslay Oscillating Engine
Original model of Maudslay Oscillating Engine, thought to have been made by Henry Maudslay for pumping water in the early years of the 19th century.
Poncelet's Water Wheel, 1824
1824 (original); 1891 (model)
Model, (scale 1:10), of Poncelet's Undershot water-wheel in masonry pit with rack and pinion operated sluice, on base board. Original by Jean Victor Poncelet, 1824, model by Regnard Frères, 59 rue Bayen, Paris, France, 1891.
Atmospheric engine at Pentrich Colliery
Twenty-eight unmounted bromide photographs relating to an atmospheric engine at Pentrich Colliery (26 of these are about 6" x 4", and 2 are about 9 1/2" x 7")
6" dial steam pressure gauge made about 1860 (diap
6" dial steam pressure gauge made about 1860 (diaphragm type)
Two Vislok Patent Safety Lock Nuts, viz: - (1) 1"
Two Vislok Patent Safety Lock Nuts, viz: - (1) 1" No.1 and (2) 3/8" No.5
Hopkinson steam engine indicator of original patte
Hopkinson steam engine indicator of original pattern with eccentric drum in box with 4 springs
National Diesel Engine Model
Sectioned working model of a single-cylinder diesel engine, made by the National Gas & Oil Engine Co. Ltd, Ashton-under-Lyne, c.1930.
Two Clupet Piston Rings, patented by B. Clews and
One Clupet Piston Rings, patented by B. Clews and H.M. Peterson in 1919, viz: 1 for 5 1/2" diam. cyl. and 1 for 2 1/2" diam. cyl.
AEI Turbine Generator Model
Model of 50,000 MW back-pressure-geared turbine generator, made at the AEI Apprentice Training School in Manchester.
Model (scale 1:6 approx), of small single vertical steam engine with feed pump
Model (scale 1:6 approx), of small single vertical steam engine with feed pump, 1934