Original marine steam engine

Made:
1788; 1854 in Greenwich and Scotland
maker:
John Penn and Son
and
William Symington

Symington's original experimental marine steam engine with two vertical cylinders (1788), designed by William Symington for Patrick Miller and tested at Miller's Dalswinton estate, later re-erected by John Penn and Sons in 1854 after having been acquired for the Museum

Details

Category:
Marine Engines
Object Number:
1857-52/1
Materials:
brass (copper, zinc alloy), glass, lead (metal), paint, steel (metal), wood (unidentified)
type:
steam engine - engine
taxonomy:
  • furnishing and equipment
  • tools & equipment
  • engine - power producing equipment
  • furnishing and equipment
  • vehicle - transportation
credit:
Bennet Woodcroft Bequest
status:
Permanent collection

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