SX8751 : Dartmouth Newcomen engine

near to Dartmouth, Devon, Great Britain

Dartmouth Newcomen engine
Dartmouth Newcomen engine
An atmospheric beam pumping engine by an unknown maker at an unknown date. It was installed secondhand in 1821 at Hawkesbury Junction to supply water to the Coventry Canal. The open topped cylinder is 22" x 4' and it has a 'pickle-pot' condenser below and a more modern type of rack and sector valve gear for steam and injection valves. The beam is wooden with arch-heads and chains to the piston and pump - only possible with a single acting design. It worked until 1913 and was then disused. It was moved to Dartmouth in 1963 to celebrate the tercentenary of its inventor's birth in Dartmouth. It can be demonstrated by a hydraulic power pack.
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Thursday, 20 October, 2011
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OSGB36: geotagged! SX 8779 5146 [10m precision]
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