TQ8833 : Tenterden Titan

taken 11 years ago, near to Tenterden, Kent, Great Britain

Tenterden Titan
Tenterden Titan
It's sitting outside the Tenterden Museum, but what is it? OK, it's a boiler on wheels. But why? There is no obvious drive to any of the wheels and the tow-bar connection on the front confirms lack of incorporated motive power. There seem to be no pistons or other driving gear such as a fly wheel etc. So it's not a traction engine or a steam roller or a road engine. I'm guessing it's maybe 150 years old so why have a movable boiler of substantial size and output. Anybody any ideas or info?
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Date Taken
Saturday, 3 December, 2011   (more nearby)
Thursday, 8 December, 2011
Geographical Context
Energy infrastructure  Historic sites and artefacts  Educational sites  City, Town centre 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! TQ 8819 3329 [10m precision]
WGS84: 51:4.0852N 0:41.0768E
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! TQ 8819 3329
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East-northeast (about 67 degrees)
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