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Steam engine, atmospheric, Newcomen

Description

Newcomen atmospheric steam engine, possibly built at the Carron Iron Works, Falkirk, 1811, used for pumping drainage water at Caprington Colliery, Ayrshire, 1811 - 1901

Museum reference

T.1958.117

Collection

Technology

Object name

Steam engine, atmospheric, Newcomen

Production information

Carron Iron Works, Manufacturer
Falkirk, Stirlingshire, Scotland, EUROPE
Newcomen, Thomas, 1664 - 1729, Designer

Date

1811

Materials

Cast iron, Wood

Associations

Eponym: Newcomen
Dick Institute
Andrew Barclay & Sons
Caprington Colliery, Ayrshire, Scotland, EUROPE

Exhibitions

  • Future Museum (01 Jun 2007)
    World Wide Web

References

Large Steam Engines, John Crompton, National Museums of Scotland

The Engineer, July 15th 1898

Annals of the Kilmarnock and Glenfield Ramblers Society, Hugh Dunn, 1904, SCRAN

https://www.nms.ac.uk/explore-our-collections/stories/science-and-technology/newcomen-engine

http://www.futuremuseum.co.uk/collections/people/lives-in-key-periods/empire-industry/the-industrial-revolution/newcomen-engine.aspx

On display

national museum of scotland »
scotland galleries »
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