SK3899 : Elsecar Newcomen engine

taken 3 years ago, near to Elsecar, Barnsley, Great Britain

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Elsecar Newcomen engine
Elsecar Newcomen engine
Built in 1795 and the world's oldest in situ Newcomen engine. This has now been restored and can be moved hydraulically. This shows the open topped cylinder with the piston at the top of its stroke. The metal 'spider' is a modern fitment for safety. A water seal would have been maintained on top of the piston to prevent air leakage ruining the vacuum below. The red rod on the right is the plug rod that operated the valves and a feed pump. It is now the means by which the engine is moved hydraulically.
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Date Taken
Thursday, 11 May, 2017   (more nearby)
Sunday, 1 December, 2019
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Historic sites and artefacts 
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OSGB36: geotagged! SK 3870 9996 [10m precision]
WGS84: 53:29.6956N 1:25.0877W
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OSGB36: geotagged! SK 3870 9996
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Southeast (about 135 degrees)
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Elsecar Heritage Centre  Newcomen Engine  Beam Engine 

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