TQ2679 : The Science Museum - Francis Thompson's engine

taken 4 years ago, near to Kensington, Kensington And Chelsea, Great Britain

The Science Museum - Francis Thompson's engine
The Science Museum - Francis Thompson's engine
An atmospheric (Newcomen-type) engine designed and erected in 1791 by Francis Thompson and initially at Oakerthorpe Mine and moved to Pentrich Colliery in 1841. it worked until 1918. This is a very important exhibit but difficult to get a good overview. The original wooden beam was replaced with cast iron. The cylinder is 54" bore and the stroke was originally about 7', later 6'. The engine pumped 250 gallons per minute from 360'.
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Date Taken
Monday, 9 September, 2013   (more nearby)
Submitted
Friday, 20 September, 2013
Geographical Context
Historic sites and artefacts  Educational sites 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! TQ 2682 7918 [10m precision]
WGS84: 51:29.8406N 0:10.4664W
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OSGB36: geotagged! TQ 2682 7921
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Stationary Steam Engine  Science Museum  Steam Engine  Beam Engine  Pumping Engine  Steam Engine (Preserved) 

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