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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.
Rotative Compound Beam Engine, 1881
Annotated 1/2 inch scale model (1:24) of a compound beam pumping engine by Worthington-Simpson Ltd, 1881, originally built for the West Middlesex Waterworks, Hammersmith, London.
'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.
Portrait bust of James Watt
James Watt's Garret Workshop
Plaster bust of James Watt, “P. Turnerelli Fecit 1807”
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.
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.
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.
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
Single-Cylinder Drop Valve Engine, c1900.
Model Robey 450 H.P. type "E" horizontal drop valve steam engine made by D.W. Gale of Lincoln
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
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.
High Speed Engine with Forced Lubrication
Number 1 forced lubrication, totally enclosed quick revolution 20 hp (stationary) engine, number 253, by G. E. Belliss & Co with dynamo, by Elwell Parker Dynamo Electric Contruction Corporation Ld., Wolverhampton, mounted on combination baseplate; Pressure gauge dial manufactured for Belliss by E. Bourgon, Paris