Miniature Working Model of Marine-type Steam Engine

Made:
1936 in Mombasa
maker:
W J M Ewing

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Miniature working model of a 3-cylinder, double-acting, marine-type steam engine with reversing gear. Model is less than half-inch in length, powered by air from rubber bulb, in miniature ivory case, by W.J.M. Ewing, Mombasa, Coast, Kenya, 1936

Details

Category:
Marine Engines
Object Number:
1972-4
Materials:
brass (copper, zinc alloy), ivory, rubber (unidentified), steel (metal)
Measurements:
ivory case (estimated): 35 mm x 50 mm x 30 mm,
perspex case: 300 mm x 230 mm x 215 mm, 4.19kg
type:
steam engine - engine
taxonomy:
  • furnishing and equipment
  • vehicle - transportation
  • furnishing and equipment
  • tools & equipment
  • engine - power producing equipment
  • visual and verbal communication
credit:
Ewing, W.J.M.
status:
Permanent collection

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