Online Catalogue last updated 11th of September 2014
This is Stationary Power No. 12, the Journal of the International Stationary Steam Engine Society.
This is a most interesting and unique collection. In 1929 when Henry Ford was setting up his museum in Detroit, he went on a tour of England and collected 12 beam engines, some of which were still in operation or on stand by duty when he purchased them. The engines, which sometimes included the large brick or stone building that housed them were moved to Detroit and erected for display in the museum
The engines described in this report include: Fairbottom Bob (1760); Boulton and Watt Lap Engine (1788); Windmill End Engine (1791); Boulton and Watt Canal Pumping Engine (1796); Grasshopper Engine (1806); Boulton and Watt Pumping Engine (1811); Dickson Engine (1811); Moira Engine (1821); Merrick Engine (1850); `Gothic Engine' (1855); Thomas Horn Engine (1855); Harrison and Clayton Engine (1873).
This covers a wide and interesting range of engine types built over a period of 80 years. The firm pioneered the development of steel hulled screw steamers from the mid 1800's. They were the first firm to build a merchant ship that had combination machinery, that is two triple expansion engines exhausting two a common central turbine. This is the same combination that was used on the ill-fated Titanic.
Describes the history of the steam plant used in the Twyford pumping and water treatment station from 1898 up until 1974. Compares the performance of the steam plant to its diesel replacements.
Code No. 009871, 85 pages, ISBN 1872986129, $35.00