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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.
Rotative Compound Beam Engine, 1881
Annotated 1/2 inch scale model (1:24) of a Simpson Compound beam pumping engine, 1881, originally built for the West Middlesex Waterworks.
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.
100 K.W. Parsons' Radial Flow Steam Turbine alternator with Generator, partly sectioned
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. Partly sectioned; (Radial flow, for the Cambridge Electric Supply Company installed in 1892)
Haystack Steam Boiler
Haystack Steam Boiler, by Francis Thompson, Denby, Derbyshire, England, 1791. This boiler was a part of Thompson’s steam engine at Bassett Pit, Derbyshire.
Horizontal Engine with Corliss Valve Gear, c. 1898
Single cylinder non-condensing horizontal engine, Corliss valve gear, by John Musgrave & Sons Ltd, Bolton, Bolton borough, Greater Manchester, England, United Kingdom, 1898. Part sectioned to show valves, scale 1:6
Remains of a Cornish pumping engine
Remains of a Cornish pumping engine, viz "Old Bess", by Boulton, Watt and Company and Soho Manufactory, England, 1777
Willans central-valve high speed steam engine 1901
Central-valve high speed steam engine, working model, scale 1:4, sectioned through one cylinder and crank case, Willans and Robinson Limited, Rugby, Warwickshire, England, 1901
Cast iron chain pulley 18 inches in diameter, earl
Cast iron chain pulley 18 inches in diameter, early 19th century
Model, of an 'Independent' type Beam Engine by Boulton, Watt & Co., 1812-1814
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.