Newcomen Engine Piston

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Reciprocating atmospheric steam engine piston, c. 1785. Newcomen type engine. Good example of piston from atmospheric engine, used to pump water from a coal mine at Bridgefoot, Cumbria.

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Category:
Motive Power
Object Number:
YL1975.1
type:
piston
taxonomy:
  • vehicles and vehicle components
  • vehicle component
credit:
Courtesy of Cumbria County Council
status:
Loan

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