SJ8397 : Museum of Science & Industry, grasshopper engine

taken 12 years ago, near to Rusholme, Manchester, Great Britain

Museum of Science & Industry, grasshopper engine
Museum of Science & Industry, grasshopper engine
Grasshoper beam engine seen in steam. A type suitable for lower powers and so named because its motion (fancifully) resembles that of a grasshopper's hind legs.

Brian Hillsdon has supplied the following additional information: - circa 1830, builder unknown, cylinder 6.5" x 24", flywheel 72 inches. Worked at Clyde Wharf Works, London, of United Alkali Co. Ltd. until 1928. Saved by I.C.I. Chief Engineer Mr Bottomly and found a home at Widnes Technical College. From there to local foundry owner Reg. Platt, who presented it to the museum in 1973. This taken from a hand written letter from the Grosvenor Street Museum to historian R.H. Clark of Norwich in may 1979. With two photographs of it taken after restoration. This letter with the photographs is in my [Brian Hillsdon's] possession.
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Monday, 8 March, 2010
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