steam engine from Sir Hiram Maxim's flying machine

Made:
1892 in Kent and Baldwyns Park
maker:
Hiram Stevens Maxim

Full size steam engine for flying machine.

Full size steam engine for Maxim's flying machine. In the 19th century, engine from the largest aeroplane to lift off briefly from the ground. It was given to the Science Museum together with several other items in 1896 by Sir Hiram Maxim thus helped to form the initial basis of the Science Museum's aeronautical collection.

Details

Category:
Aeronautics
Object Number:
1896-98/2
type:
steam engine - engine
taxonomy:
  • furnishing and equipment
  • tools & equipment
  • engine - power producing equipment
credit:
Sir Hiram Maxim
status:
Permanent collection

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