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Boulton and Watt: 1785 Whitbread Engine

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1785.
Detail of 1785 Boulton & Watt beam engine, showing crankshaft, flywheel, cast iron bearing support frame, and sun and planet gear
Exhibit at Powerhouse Museum.
Exhibit at Powerhouse Museum.
Exhibit at Powerhouse Museum.
Exhibit at Powerhouse Museum.
Exhibit at Powerhouse Museum.

Note: This is a sub-section of Boulton and Watt

1785 Installed in the Whitbread Brewery, London and remained for 102 years

  • Power: 15hp
  • Height: 30 feet
  • Width: 28 feet
  • Depth: 18 feet
  • Mass: 33 tonnes
  • Flywheel: 14 feet diameter
  • Bore: 25 inches
  • Stroke: 6 feet


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