Model (Scale 1:8) Babcock and Wilcox water tube boiler, c.1903.

Made:
1903

model (scale 1:8) of Babcock and Wilcox Water Tube Boiler, with Chain-grate Stoker and Super heater plus brick setting with chimney (see 2 stroke nos).

Model (scale 1:8) of Babcock and Wilcox Water Tube Boiler, with Chain-grate Stoker and Super heater plus brick setting with chimney, c.1903. In 1856 Stephen Wilcox patented a water tube steam boiler that offered greatly improved water circulation, heat exchange and fuel efficiency. He later established a partnership with George Babcock to manufacture and market these boilers. The boiler consists of a large number of water tubes, around which the hot gases from the fire were passed, within a brick combustion chamber. Steam from the heated water collected in a drum at the top of the boiler from where it passed through the superheater. This is a network of small pipes at the rear of the boiler, through which the steam is passed. This raises the steam's temperature without increasing its pressure, reducing fuel consumption and condensation.

Details

Category:
Motive Power
Object Number:
1913-645
Materials:
complete, metal, paint, string, wood
type:
models
credit:
Babcock and Wilcox Co.
status:
Permanent collection

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