TQ2679 : Science Museum - bell-crank engine

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

Science Museum - bell-crank engine
Science Museum - bell-crank engine
This is a unique survivor and came as a surprise to me when I encountered its parts being restored at Kew Bridge Steam Museum in the 1980s. This compact, self-contained design originated with Boulton and Watt. This example was built c1810 by an unknown maker and was used at Nicholson's London distillery to drive workshop machinery. The cylinder is about 14" x 26" stroke and the geometry of the bell-crank gives a crank stroke of 21". There is a photograph of it in George Watkins book The Stationary Steam Engine and George states it was broken up after a serious fire in 1956 (we now know different).
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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 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! TQ 268 791 [100m precision]
WGS84: 51:29.8461N 0:10.4749W
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OSGB36: geotagged! TQ 268 791
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SOUTH (about 180 degrees)
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