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Model of an oscillating steam engine

Model steam engine, oscillating, steel / brass, A. A. Stewart collection, maker unknown, 1900-1941 Model of a single cylinder oscillating steam engine with slide valve, drive wheel and flywheel, loose eccentric, reversing gear and Watt-type governor. The crankshaft and governor are supported by a table resting on four columns.The model is made from steel and brass and is mounted on a hollow circular base. The reversing gear operates by throwing the eccentric lever out and reversing by hand and then slipping the eccentric lever into gear again.

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(Accession num: B792)

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