TQ2679 : Science Museum - textile mill engine

taken 5 years ago, near to Kensington, Kensington And Chelsea, Great Britain

Science Museum - textile mill engine
Science Museum - textile mill engine
This is a typical example of a medium-sized Lancashire textile mill engine - although someone once referred to it as a 'minnow'. It was built in 1904 by Burnley Iron Works for Finsley Vale Mill, Harle Syke. It is a horizontal cross compound with Corliss valve cylinders 17" & 35" x 48" stroke. The low pressure tailrod works the double acting air pump of the combined jet condenser and air pump assembly. The flywheel is 18' diameter and grooved for 18 cotton ropes. It was designed for 500 indicated horsepower but was probably overloaded with 2000 looms in two weaving sheds. It stopped work 0n 21-8-1970 and was re-erected in The Science Museum by the end of the decade. The engine can be run on steam but I've never seen it turn.
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Date Taken
Monday, 9 September, 2013   (more nearby)
Friday, 20 September, 2013
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Historic sites and artefacts  Educational sites 
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OSGB36: geotagged! TQ 268 791 [100m precision]
WGS84: 51:29.8463N 0:10.4835W
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OSGB36: geotagged! TQ 268 791
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Northwest (about 315 degrees)
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