Beam Engines

Beam Engines

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The beam engine became the most used form of steam engine in factories, mines and waterworks until well into the second half of the nineteenth century. This book outlines the development of the beam engine and gives some explanation of why it was so successful.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 40 pages
  • 144 x 202 x 8mm | 99.79g
  • Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
  • Shire Publications
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • b&w illustrations
  • 074780544X
  • 9780747805441
  • 696,975

Table of contents

Introduction; 'The impellant force of fire'; Practical steam power; Mining and the beam engines; Rotary motion; cornish pirates; After 1800; Design variations; Beam engines at sea; The world's largest beam engine; Boilers for beam engines; Further reading; Places to visit
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About Geoffrey Hayes

Geoffrey Hayes became involved professionally with the restoration of the Leicester beam engines and the Caprington Colliery engine in the Museum of Scotland, Edinburgh.
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