TQ2806 : The Engineerium - French engine

taken 10 years ago, near to West Blatchington, Brighton And Hove, Great Britain

The Engineerium - French engine
The Engineerium - French engine
An 1889 Corliss valve horizontal single cylinder steam engine by Crepelle & Garand of Lille. It was a gold medal winner at the 1889 Paris Exhibition and subsequently used in a hospital. It was moved to this site in 1975-6 and re-erected in the former coal store. The cylinder is 13" x 34", the flywheel 13' diameter and it produced 91 horsepower at 80 rpm. The valve gear is to Corliss's 1859 patent and known as the spring lever trip gear. This French firm favoured it and several examples survive.

Photography was very difficult but I am reasonably pleased with this example.
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Sunday, 20 November, 2011   (more nearby)
Monday, 21 November, 2011
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OSGB36: geotagged! TQ 2855 0652 [10m precision]
WGS84: 50:50.6359N 0:10.5293W
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