Early high pressure steam engine

Made:
1840-50 in Unknown place
maker:
Unknown

Early high pressure steam engine and feed water heater of Trevithick type, colloquially referred to as the Ingestre engine, 1840-50 but possibly earlier.

Early high pressure steam engine and feed water heater of the Trevithick type, colloquially referred to as the Ingestre engine, as it was used at Ingestre, Staffordshire. Richard Trevithick pioneered the use of steam at higher pressures than had previously been employed. He licenced the use of his design to a range of manufacturers – this is a later example of the type, with the cylinder separate from the boiler and with an independent frame.

Details

Category:
Motive Power
Object Number:
1911-80
Materials:
brass, cast iron, wrought iron
type:
steam engine
credit:
Shrewsbury and Talbot, Earl of
status:
Permanent collection

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