Metropolitan-Vickers Steam turbine and Generator

Made:
1937-1938 in Trafford
maker:
Metropolitan-Vickers Electrical Company Limited

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Detail view of the Steam turbine and generator, made by Metropolitan-Vickers Electrical Co. Ltd, Trafford Park,
Science Museum Group Collection
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Detail view of the Steam turbine and generator, made by Metropolitan-Vickers Electrical Co. Ltd, Trafford Park,
Science Museum Group Collection
© The Board of Trustees of the Science Museum

Detail view of the Steam turbine and generator, made by Metropolitan-Vickers Electrical Co. Ltd, Trafford Park,
Science Museum Group Collection
© The Board of Trustees of the Science Museum

Detail view of the Steam turbine and generator, made by Metropolitan-Vickers Electrical Co. Ltd, Trafford Park,
Science Museum Group Collection
© The Board of Trustees of the Science Museum

Detail view of the Steam turbine and generator, made by Metropolitan-Vickers Electrical Co. Ltd, Trafford Park,
Science Museum Group Collection
© The Board of Trustees of the Science Museum

Detail view of the Steam turbine and generator, made by Metropolitan-Vickers Electrical Co. Ltd, Trafford Park,
Science Museum Group Collection
© The Board of Trustees of the Science Museum

Detail view of the Steam turbine and generator, made by Metropolitan-Vickers Electrical Co. Ltd, Trafford Park,
Science Museum Group Collection
© The Board of Trustees of the Science Museum

Detail view of the Steam turbine and generator, made by Metropolitan-Vickers Electrical Co. Ltd, Trafford Park,
Science Museum Group Collection
© The Board of Trustees of the Science Museum

Detail view of the Steam turbine and generator, made by Metropolitan-Vickers Electrical Co. Ltd, Trafford Park,
Science Museum Group Collection
© The Board of Trustees of the Science Museum

Detail view of the Steam turbine and generator, made by Metropolitan-Vickers Electrical Co. Ltd, Trafford Park,
Science Museum Group Collection
© The Board of Trustees of the Science Museum

Detail view of the Steam turbine and generator, made by Metropolitan-Vickers Electrical Co. Ltd, Trafford Park,
Science Museum Group Collection
© The Board of Trustees of the Science Museum

Detail view of the Steam turbine and generator, made by Metropolitan-Vickers Electrical Co. Ltd, Trafford Park,
Science Museum Group Collection
© The Board of Trustees of the Science Museum

Detail view of the Steam turbine and generator, made by Metropolitan-Vickers Electrical Co. Ltd, Trafford Park,
Science Museum Group Collection
© The Board of Trustees of the Science Museum

Detail view of the Steam turbine and generator, made by Metropolitan-Vickers Electrical Co. Ltd, Trafford Park,
Science Museum Group Collection
© The Board of Trustees of the Science Museum

Detail view of the Steam turbine and generator, made by Metropolitan-Vickers Electrical Co. Ltd, Trafford Park,
Science Museum Group Collection
© The Board of Trustees of the Science Museum

Detail view of the Steam turbine and generator, made by Metropolitan-Vickers Electrical Co. Ltd, Trafford Park,
Science Museum Group Collection
© The Board of Trustees of the Science Museum

Detail view of the Steam turbine and generator, made by Metropolitan-Vickers Electrical Co. Ltd, Trafford Park,
Science Museum Group Collection
© The Board of Trustees of the Science Museum

Detail view of the Steam turbine and generator, made by Metropolitan-Vickers Electrical Co. Ltd, Trafford Park,
Science Museum Group Collection
© The Board of Trustees of the Science Museum

detail view of the Steam turbine and generator, made by Metropolitan-Vickers Electrical Co. Ltd, Trafford Park,
Science Museum Group Collection
© The Board of Trustees of the Science Museum

detail view of the Steam turbine and generator, made by Metropolitan-Vickers Electrical Co. Ltd, Trafford Park,
Science Museum Group Collection
© The Board of Trustees of the Science Museum

detail view of the Steam turbine and generator, made by Metropolitan-Vickers Electrical Co. Ltd, Trafford Park,
Science Museum Group Collection
© The Board of Trustees of the Science Museum

detail view of the Steam turbine and generator, made by Metropolitan-Vickers Electrical Co. Ltd, Trafford Park,
Science Museum Group Collection
© The Board of Trustees of the Science Museum

detail view of the Steam turbine and generator, made by Metropolitan-Vickers Electrical Co. Ltd, Trafford Park,
Science Museum Group Collection
© The Board of Trustees of the Science Museum

detail view of the Steam turbine and generator, made by Metropolitan-Vickers Electrical Co. Ltd, Trafford Park,
Science Museum Group Collection
© The Board of Trustees of the Science Museum

detail view of the Steam turbine and generator, made by Metropolitan-Vickers Electrical Co. Ltd, Trafford Park,
Science Museum Group Collection
© The Board of Trustees of the Science Museum

detail view of the Steam turbine and generator, made by Metropolitan-Vickers Electrical Co. Ltd, Trafford Park,
Science Museum Group Collection
© The Board of Trustees of the Science Museum

detail view of the Steam turbine and generator, made by Metropolitan-Vickers Electrical Co. Ltd, Trafford Park,
Science Museum Group Collection
© The Board of Trustees of the Science Museum

detail view of the Steam turbine and generator, made by Metropolitan-Vickers Electrical Co. Ltd, Trafford Park,
Science Museum Group Collection
© The Board of Trustees of the Science Museum

detail view of the Steam turbine and generator, made by Metropolitan-Vickers Electrical Co. Ltd, Trafford Park,
Science Museum Group Collection
© The Board of Trustees of the Science Museum

detail view of the Steam turbine and generator, made by Metropolitan-Vickers Electrical Co. Ltd, Trafford Park,
Science Museum Group Collection
© The Board of Trustees of the Science Museum

detail view of the Steam turbine and generator, made by Metropolitan-Vickers Electrical Co. Ltd, Trafford Park,
Science Museum Group Collection
© The Board of Trustees of the Science Museum

detail view of the Steam turbine and generator, made by Metropolitan-Vickers Electrical Co. Ltd, Trafford Park,
Science Museum Group Collection
© The Board of Trustees of the Science Museum

detail view of the Steam turbine and generator, made by Metropolitan-Vickers Electrical Co. Ltd, Trafford Park,
Science Museum Group Collection
© The Board of Trustees of the Science Museum

detail view of the Steam turbine and generator, made by Metropolitan-Vickers Electrical Co. Ltd, Trafford Park,
Science Museum Group Collection
© The Board of Trustees of the Science Museum

detail view of the Steam turbine and generator, made by Metropolitan-Vickers Electrical Co. Ltd, Trafford Park,
Science Museum Group Collection
© The Board of Trustees of the Science Museum

detail view of the Steam turbine and generator, made by Metropolitan-Vickers Electrical Co. Ltd, Trafford Park,
Science Museum Group Collection
© The Board of Trustees of the Science Museum

detail view of the Steam turbine and generator, made by Metropolitan-Vickers Electrical Co. Ltd, Trafford Park,
Science Museum Group Collection
© The Board of Trustees of the Science Museum

detail view of the Steam turbine and generator, made by Metropolitan-Vickers Electrical Co. Ltd, Trafford Park,
Science Museum Group Collection
© The Board of Trustees of the Science Museum

detail view of the Steam turbine and generator, made by Metropolitan-Vickers Electrical Co. Ltd, Trafford Park,
Science Museum Group Collection
© The Board of Trustees of the Science Museum

detail view of the Steam turbine and generator, made by Metropolitan-Vickers Electrical Co. Ltd, Trafford Park,
Science Museum Group Collection
© The Board of Trustees of the Science Museum

Science Museum Group Collection
© The Board of Trustees of the Science Museum

Science Museum Group Collection
© The Board of Trustees of the Science Museum

Science Museum Group Collection
© The Board of Trustees of the Science Museum

Science Museum Group Collection
© The Board of Trustees of the Science Museum

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Steam turbine and generator, made by Metropolitan-Vickers Electrical Co. Ltd, Trafford Park, 1937-8, with accompanying copies of original General Arrangement and Assembly Drawings used during the refurbishment of the turbine. Originally used to generate electricity for a brickworks, removed by Metro-Vicks apprentices and used for training purposes. Output through the alternator is 375kVA, equivalent to c.300 Kilowatts, three-phase power, or equivalent to 300 single-bar electric fires. The turbine is c. 400 horsepower, about as much as five small cars.

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Details

Category:
Electricity Supply
Object Number:
Y1970.39
type:
turbine
taxonomy:
  • furnishing and equipment
  • tools & equipment
credit:
Gift of English Electric A.E.I Ltd
status:
Permanent collection

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