The Mill Engine, East Hall of the Science Museum, London, c 1996.

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The Mill Engine, East Hall of the Science Museum, London, c 1996.
3 1 c m
40cm
actual image size: 32cm x 23cm

Description

This 700 hp horizontal cros compound mill engine with Corlis valves, drove up to fifteen hundred weaving looms at the Finchley View Mill, Harle Syke in Burnley in Lancashire from 1903 to 1970. It was built for the mill in 1903 by Burnley Ironworks, and was later restored and installed in the Science Museum in 1979 by Riley & Son Ltd, Lancashire.

© Science Museum / Science & Society Picture Library

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