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Steam Engine

From the Collection of Maldon Vintage Machinery Museum Inc Vincents Road Maldon Victoria

Description
Horizontal steam engine driving a flat belt pulley.
Pulley shaft at right angles to engine shaft also carries a large flywheel.
A mechanical oiler mounted on the engine base is activated by the engine valve shaft.
Engine cylinder and valve housing painted dark green.
Engine base, pulley and flywheel painted maroon.
Oiler painted mid green.
Size
Engine L 246 x W 75 x H 70 cm Flywheel and pulley component L 195 x W 152 x H 152 cm
Object Registration
VMVM 67
Keywords
machinery; engines; steam power source
Historical information
Thought to be the world's only working example of this engine.
Used for driving overhead shafts in workshops, sawmills etc.
Restored by members of the MVMM.
Found at the Demsters property Shelbourne.
When Made
C 1849
Significance
Thought to be the only one of its kind in the world.
Inscriptions & Markings
On engine valve box cover - Light green cast iron oval plate with "Cornelius Pettet / Engineer / Edinburgh"
Brass plate on oiler - "Delvac Mechanical Lubricator / Design No 18376 / Made for and supplied by / Vacuum Oil Company Pty. Ltd. / Australia"
Last updated
9 May 2017 at 6:53PM