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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

Sample / copper ore, grey Sample / copper ore, grey

One of a collection of raw and manufactured products from the Great Exhibition of 1851 - a sample of grey copper ore from the Burra Burra Mines, South Australia

Sample / copper ore, mixed Sample / copper ore, mixed

One of a collection of raw and manufactured products from the Great Exhibition of 1851 - a sample of mixed carbonate and sulphuret of copper from the Burra Burra Mines, South Australia

Sample / copper oxide, black / iron pyrites Sample / copper oxide, black / iron pyrites

One of a collection of raw and manufactured products from the Great Exhibition of 1851 - a sample of black oxide of copper and iron pyrites from the Burra Burra Mines, South Australia

Sample / copper ore / copper carbonate, blue Sample / copper ore / copper carbonate, blue

One of a collection of raw and manufactured products from the Great Exhibition of 1851 - a sample of copper ore, chiefly blue carbonate, from the Burra Burra Mines, South Australia

Sample / copper sulphuret / peacock ore Sample / copper sulphuret / peacock ore

One of a collection of raw and manufactured products from the Great Exhibition of 1851 - a sample of peacock ore or sulphuret of copper from the Burra Burra Mines, South Australia

Sample / copper pyrites / copper oxide Sample / copper pyrites / copper oxide

One of a collection of raw and manufactured products from the Great Exhibition of 1851 - a sample of copper pyrites and oxide of copper from the Burra Burra Mines, South Australia

Sample / bell metal ore (?) Sample / bell metal ore (?)

One of a collection of raw and manufactured products from the Great Exhibition of 1851 - a sample of bell metal ore (?) from the Burra Burra Mines, South Australia

Sample / iron pyrites / mundic Sample / iron pyrites / mundic

One of a collection of raw and manufactured products from the Great Exhibition of 1851 - a sample of iron pyrites or mundic from the Burra Burra Mines, South Australia

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

Specimen / gold / silver / refining / nitric acid / alloy / gold Specimen / gold / silver / refining / nitric acid / alloy / gold

One of a collection of specimens illustrating the refining of gold and silver by nitric acid - alloy ready for refining - two ingots of impure gold imported from Australia

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

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