Stationary Steam Engines
George III stationary steam engine 1910
George III Textile Mill steam engine – built 1910 by Marsdens of Heckmondwike and installed at Wilson Bros Chickenly shoddy mill at Earlsheaton near Dewsbury.
Stationary Steam Engine 1920
From a woodworking business at Bamford
Elizabeth Engine House
The engine house for “Elizabeth” was completed by our volunteers in 1990 to house…
The Elizabeth engine
Elizabeth was built by Schofield & Taylor of Huddersfield in 1887 and rescued from Clough Textile Mill at Slaithwaite by Ken Hawley.
The Cundall Engine 1904
The Cundal Engine from Midhopestones is a 1904 diesel engine with a hot bulb warmed by blowlamps.
The Higham Pit Sinking Engine
This pit winding steam engine is reversible by a Stephenson link and is fitted with the necessary brake.
Markham A-frame portable steam engine
Markham portable steam engine was used when reboring cylinders of colliery winding engines. Here it is connected to a variable speed device by Crofts.
Tar pump steam engine
Tar pumping steam engine was manufactured in Wolverhampton.
Tangye horizontal stationary steam engine
Tangye engine made in Birmingham
The Gladstone tandem steam engine 1885
The Gladstone engine has been erected but cannot be operated. The base plate was scrapped before it could be rescued.
A de Lavalle steam turbine 1930
The De Lavalle steam turbine was manufactured under licence in Leeds by Greenwood & Batley.
Marshall steam traction engines
These Marshall traction engines were installed at Rotherham College for students to work on.
The Neepsend Gasworks Engine 1850
The Neepsend Gasworks engine ran the mortar mill so that the ovens could be bricked up when coal was converted to coke and town gas distilled off.
An Oscillating Steam Engine.
The oscillating engine piston rod is connected directly to the crank and the whole engine pivots during operation.
Small boat engine
Stephenson link reversing mechanism invented (by Mr Howie) at Robert Stephenson’s factory in Chesterfield.
Lawn mower engine
This twin cylinder lawnmower engine was manufactured in Leyland. The steam was raised by an oil burning heater.
Fairground Stationary Engine
This engine was installed on the shooting gallery. It may have powered the generator to provide electric lighting.
Small twin cylinder stationary steam engine
This steam engine was installed in a farm dairy
Wilson’s Snuff Mill steam engine 1845
This engine powered the mill whenever the water wheel lacked water. Pestles and mortars can be seen at Kelham Island Museum
A Nodding Donkey pump. It pumped up cooling water for a Huddersfield factory. Driven by an electric motor.