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Anson Engine Museum

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1908 Campbell gas engine, ex-Shad Thames Pumping Station
1897 diesel engine by Mirrlees, Watson, Yaryan and Co. First diesel engine built in Britain
1883 'Piano base' Crossley gas engine
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1835 warning sign from Vulcan Foundry, Newton-le-Willows
Preheating the cylinder heads of a Gardner semi-diesel
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Atkinson 'Cycle' engine on loan from Delft Technical Museum

Anson Road, Poynton, Cheshire, SK12 1TD.

  • Friendly museum with a superb collection of internal combustion engines, mainly diesel and gas-fuelled, including very rare and very early examples. Also several stationary steam engines, including a large mill engine by S. S. Stott and Co and a rare Fowler beam engine.
  • Note that the museum is closed to visitors during the winter period.

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