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Cast steel / sample Cast steel / sample

Sample of cast steel from (L) iron, one of a group of specimens illustrating the manufacture of needles, hackles, combs, gills and springs

Specimen / agricultural model / beam engine, condensing Specimen / agricultural model / beam engine, condensing

One of a collection of agricultural models - a condensing beam steam engine, made in 1840

Steam engine, high pressure / model Steam engine, high pressure / model

Working model of high pressure steam engine, with overhead crank and brass cylinder, scale 1:8, made in 1850

Blowing engine / model Blowing engine / model

Model of blowing engines at Wigan Coal and Iron Works, Kirkless Hall, near Wigan, the original designed by Robert Wilson of Nasmyth Wilson and Co. of Manchester, made in musuem workshop in 1876

Engine, Corliss / model Engine, Corliss / model

Model of a patent Corliss engine, horizontal and non-condensing, scale 2 inches to 1 foot, made from designs by Messrs Douglas and Grant of Kirkcaldy, 1876

Panel, decorative Panel, decorative

Decorative cast iron panel, openwork with children, Bower's oxydised iron, England, mid 19th century

Steam accumulator / model Steam accumulator / model

Model of A. Betts Brown's patent steam accumulator combined with Brown's patent pumping engines, scale 1:12, made in the museum in c. 1880

Indicator, steam engine / model Indicator, steam engine / model

Model of Richard's steam engine indicator and gear, made in the Museum workshop for attachment to the model of the Corliss engine, scale 2 inches to 1 foot

Arc lamp Arc lamp

Crompton-Pochin arc lamp of the type used to light the streets of Edinburgh, 1896

Chapman's patent link motion / model Chapman's patent link motion / model

Model of Chapman's patent link motion for converting reciprocating into circular motion, made in the workshop of the Museum

Electric motor Electric motor

Electric motor with Siemens' H-armature, having rolling contact with the commutator instead of the usual brushes, made by William Forgan, Edinburgh, c. 1875

Slide rule, pocket Slide rule, pocket

Circular slide rule, "The Mechanical Engineer", c. 1901

Thermometer, Six's Thermometer, Six's

Thermometer, alcohol and mercury, recording maximum and minimum temperatures, invented by James Six of Canterbury in 1780, probably made by L. Casella, London, c. 1900

Electric lamp, incandescent / manufacture Electric lamp, incandescent / manufacture

Cotton base of a filament, one of set of specimens illustrating manufacture of incandescent electric lamps, by Edison and Swan Electric Light Co., c. 1900

Electric lamp, incandescent / manufacture Electric lamp, incandescent / manufacture

Lamp ready for exhausting, one of set of specimens illustrating manufacture of incandescent electric lamps, by Edison and Swan Electric Light Co., c. 1900

Electric lamp, incandescent / manufacture Electric lamp, incandescent / manufacture

Lamp ready for exhausting, one of set of specimens illustrating manufacture of incandescent electric lamps, by Edison and Swan Electric Light Co., c. 1900

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