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Boiler Collection

"From locomotives to fire engines: The versatile boiler through the ages" Flying Scotsman - LNER High-pressure Compound Express Loco

Background imageBoiler Collection: AV Boiler Shop, c1920s

AV Boiler Shop, c1920s
Boiler suspended vertically from crane

Background imageBoiler Collection: Loss of HMS Courageous by G. H. Davis

Loss of HMS Courageous by G. H. Davis
The loss of HMS Courageous: one of the Royal Navys aircraft carriers sunk by a German submarine. A sectional drawing of the vessel, showing amidships the boiler room section

Background imageBoiler Collection: Flying Scotsman - LNER High-pressure Compound Express Loco

Flying Scotsman - LNER High-pressure Compound Express Locomotive No. 10, 000 leaving Waverley Station, Edinburgh, Scotland - designed by Sir Herbert Nigel Gresley

Background imageBoiler Collection: AV Boiler Shop, c1920s

AV Boiler Shop, c1920s

Background imageBoiler Collection: AE Erecting Shop, c1927

AE Erecting Shop, c1927
King class boiler being lowered on to driving wheels

Background imageBoiler Collection: L. N. E. R. Locomotive

L. N. E. R. Locomotive
The Gresley W1 1000 Hush- Hush L.N.E.R. steam locomotive engine, so named because of the secrecy of the project, and its revolutionary water-lube boiler

Background imageBoiler Collection: Edward Pease Loco 1856

Edward Pease Loco 1856
The Edward Pease long boiler locomotive, built by Robert Stephenson for the Stockton and Darlington Railway : it draws passenger trains between Darlington and Saltburn

Background imageBoiler Collection: V shop, c1930

V shop, c1930
Rivetting a firebox

Background imageBoiler Collection: Hensons Aerial Steam Carriage

Hensons Aerial Steam Carriage
The Aerial Steam Carriage -- sectional views of the boiler. This flying machine was patented by William Samuel Henson (1812-1888) and John Stringfellow (1799-1883) in 1842. 1843

Background imageBoiler Collection: Sutherland Fire Engine

Sutherland Fire Engine
Merryweathers Sutherland fire-engine, which gained first prize at the international contest at the Crystal Palace. The engine continued in use for 27 years

Background imageBoiler Collection: Workers riveting a locomotive boiler in V Boiler Shop c. 1942

Workers riveting a locomotive boiler in V Boiler Shop c. 1942
In this image taken at Swindon Works sometime during the latter half of the war, three women are shown working on the riveting of a locomotive boiler in V Boiler Shop

Background imageBoiler Collection: Newcomen steam engine, 1747

Newcomen steam engine, 1747. Thomas Newcomen (1663-1729) designed his atmospheric or steam engine in 1712. Water was heated in the boiler and the resulting steam was let into the cylinder

Background imageBoiler Collection: Early Washing Machine

Early Washing Machine
circa 1860: An early labour-saving machine for clothes washing, comprising a water barrel, water boiler, agitator and mangle. (Photo by Chaloner Woods/Getty Images)

Background imageBoiler Collection: King Class Four-Cylinder Express Locomotive - Great Western Railway, 1935

King Class Four-Cylinder Express Locomotive - Great Western Railway, 1935
" King" Class Four-Cylinder Express Locomotive - Great Western Railway, 1935. From " Railway Wonders of the World, Vol. 1". [The Amalgamated Press Limited, London, 1935]

Background imageBoiler Collection: Advertisement for Crane petite boilers

Advertisement for Crane petite boilers -- male model (Tony Gale) extending his hand. 1959

Background imageBoiler Collection: LCC-LFB Shand Mason motor steam fire engine

LCC-LFB Shand Mason motor steam fire engine
The motor steam fire engine with independent pumping and propelling engines was developed later than the Merryweather Fire King self-propelled steam engine

Background imageBoiler Collection: Advertisement for various types of steam engine

Advertisement for various types of steam engine
Advertisement for Robey & Co of Lincoln (Globe Works), London, Liverpool, Edinburgh and Paris, manufacturers of various types of steam engine. circa 1883

Background imageBoiler Collection: Hot water cylinder with jacket

Hot water cylinder with jacket
Domestic hot water cylinder covered with an insulating jacket

Background imageBoiler Collection: Fireless Locomotives - Llandarcy

Fireless Locomotives - Llandarcy, Wales. Oil storage depots and oil handling docks used fireless locomotives (steam was pumped in to a specially constructed usually dome-ended boiler)

Background imageBoiler Collection: Welder making boilers for a ship, Combustion Engineering Co. Chattanooga, Tenn. 1942

Welder making boilers for a ship, Combustion Engineering Co. Chattanooga, Tenn. 1942. Creator: Alfred T Palmer
Welder making boilers for a ship, Combustion Engineering Co. Chattanooga, Tenn

Background imageBoiler Collection: Loco Old Coppernob

Loco Old Coppernob
The Furness Railways locomotive no 3, known as Old Coppernob - no prizes for guessing why, though the prominent boiler must have impeded the drivers vision. Date: 1846

Background imageBoiler Collection: Ground plan of the engine, boilers

Ground plan of the engine, boilers Date: 1795

Background imageBoiler Collection: 1st Steam Fire Engine

1st Steam Fire Engine
The first steam-powered fire engine by Ericsson and Braithwaite, used at several fires very successfully

Background imageBoiler Collection: Portable Steam Pump / 1883

Portable Steam Pump / 1883
Valiant portable Steam Pump. designed and patented by Merryweathers in 1883. A powerful self-contained pumping engine

Background imageBoiler Collection: Sectional view of a Newcomen steam engine, 1737

Sectional view of a Newcomen steam engine, 1737. Thomas Newcomen (1663-1729) designed his atmospheric or steam engine in 1712

Background imageBoiler Collection: Boiler, Rouen

Boiler, Rouen
Boilers installed at a textile works, Filatures & Tissages de Pouyer-Quertier, Rouen, France Date: 1885

Background imageBoiler Collection: Greenwich Union Cottage Homes, Sidcup, Kent

Greenwich Union Cottage Homes, Sidcup, Kent
Aerial view of The Hollies, the Greenwich & Deptford Union cottage homes at Lamorbey, near Sidcup, Kent, opened in 1902 to house pauper children away from the workhouse

Background imageBoiler Collection: Winston Churchill pictured with a young foal

Winston Churchill pictured with a young foal
Sir Winston Churchill (1874-1965) - British politician - Prime Minister of the United Kingdom (1940-1945 and 1951-1955) - pictured with a young foal. Date: circa 1950s

Background imageBoiler Collection: HMS Wakeful - W-Class Destroyer

HMS Wakeful - W-Class Destroyer Date: 1939

Background imageBoiler Collection: The Metropolitan Main-drainage works: machinery for lifting the sewage, 1864. Creator: Unknown

The Metropolitan Main-drainage works: machinery for lifting the sewage, 1864. Creator: Unknown
The Metropolitan Main-drainage works: machinery for lifting the sewage, 1864. Diagram of...the outfall of the southern system at Crossness

Background imageBoiler Collection: London Steam Carriage, 1801, by Richard Trevithic, published in 1877

London Steam Carriage, 1801, by Richard Trevithic, published in 1877
The London Steam Carriage, one of the first steam-powered road vehicle, constructed by Richard Trevithick (British inventor, 1771 - 1833) and Andrew Vivian (British mechanical engineer, 1759 - 1842)

Background imageBoiler Collection: A sectional view of a house warmed by hot water, which in turn was heated by the boiler

A sectional view of a house warmed by hot water, which in turn was heated by the boiler on the bottom floor
5311251 A sectional view of a house warmed by hot water, which in turn was heated by the boiler on the bottom floor, and travelled through reservoirs (F, F)

Background imageBoiler Collection: This Mechanized Age, 1937: Coal Sorter (colour litho)

This Mechanized Age, 1937: Coal Sorter (colour litho)
8657547 This Mechanized Age, 1937: Coal Sorter (colour litho) by English School, (20th century); Private Collection; (add.info.: Coal Sorter)

Background imageBoiler Collection: Old King Coal, the universal provider (litho)

Old King Coal, the universal provider (litho)
8676260 Old King Coal, the universal provider (litho) by English School, (20th century); Private Collection; (add.info.: Old King Coal, the universal provider. Coal, how it is formed and used)

Background imageBoiler Collection: A water cart for replenish the boiler of a steam engine used in mechanical ploughing

A water cart for replenish the boiler of a steam engine used in mechanical ploughing
3732414 A water cart for replenish the boiler of a steam engine used in mechanical ploughing; (add.info.: Engraving depicting a water cart for replenish the boiler of a steam engine used in)

Background imageBoiler Collection: Mr Whiteley's design for central heating and hot water system

Mr Whiteley's design for central heating and hot water system
5307929 Mr Whiteley's design for central heating and hot water system.; (add.info.: Illustration depicting Mr Whiteley's design for central heating)

Background imageBoiler Collection: A boiler and water casing of a steamship, 1850

A boiler and water casing of a steamship, 1850
3330536 A boiler and water casing of a steamship, 1850; (add.info.: Illustration of a boiler and water casing of a steamship. Dated 19th Century.); Universal History Archive/UIG

Background imageBoiler Collection: Block-house, Bloodhound, Blow-pipe, Boa, Boa, Boatman, Bobbin, Bodkin, Boiler, Bonfire, Bonnet

Block-house, Bloodhound, Blow-pipe, Boa, Boa, Boatman, Bobbin, Bodkin, Boiler, Bonfire, Bonnet, Bookcase (engraving)
8650038 Block-house, Bloodhound, Blow-pipe, Boa, Boa, Boatman, Bobbin, Bodkin, Boiler, Bonfire, Bonnet, Bookcase (engraving) by German School

Background imageBoiler Collection: Marine Encyclopedia: Longitudinal-section of a Boiler (litho)

Marine Encyclopedia: Longitudinal-section of a Boiler (litho)
8652626 Marine Encyclopedia: Longitudinal-section of a Boiler (litho) by European School, (19th century); Private Collection; (add.info.: Longitudinal-section of a Boiler)

Background imageBoiler Collection: Thomas Newcomen's atmospheric steam engine

Thomas Newcomen's atmospheric steam engine
5310315 Thomas Newcomen's atmospheric steam engine; (add.info.: Engraving depicting Thomas Newcomen's atmospheric steam engine, 1705)

Background imageBoiler Collection: Engraving depicting smeaton's adaptation of Newcomen's atmospheric steam engine

Engraving depicting smeaton's adaptation of Newcomen's atmospheric steam engine
5309476 Engraving depicting smeaton's adaptation of Newcomen's atmospheric steam engine; (add.info.: Engraving depicting smeaton's adaptation of Newcomen's atmospheric steam engine)

Background imageBoiler Collection: Engraving depicting a sectional view of a steam-heated brick boiler used in soap making

Engraving depicting a sectional view of a steam-heated brick boiler used in soap making
5309397 Engraving depicting a sectional view of a steam-heated brick boiler used in soap making; (add.info.: Engraving depicting a sectional view of a steam-heated brick boiler used in soap making)

Background imageBoiler Collection: Engraving depicting a general view of soap boilers at work, 19th century

Engraving depicting a general view of soap boilers at work, 19th century
5309396 Engraving depicting a general view of soap boilers at work, 19th century; (add.info.: Engraving depicting a general view of soap boilers at work)

Background imageBoiler Collection: Steam road locomotive with boiler, by David Napier

Steam road locomotive with boiler, by David Napier
5616723 Steam road locomotive with boiler, by David Napier; (add.info.: Steam road locomotive with boiler, by David Napier)

Background imageBoiler Collection: A single boiler cooker and distiller for sea water, 1850

A single boiler cooker and distiller for sea water, 1850
3330533 A single boiler cooker and distiller for sea water, 1850; (add.info.: Illustration of a single boiler cooker and distiller for sea water, designed by W.H)

Background imageBoiler Collection: The boiler room aboard the liner Atlantic, 1850

The boiler room aboard the liner Atlantic, 1850
3478546 The boiler room aboard the liner Atlantic, 1850; (add.info.: Illustration depicting the boiler room aboard the liner Atlantic'. Dated 19th Century.); Universal History Archive/UIG

Background imageBoiler Collection: Dictionary: Steam-Engine (engraving)

Dictionary: Steam-Engine (engraving)
8636605 Dictionary: Steam-Engine (engraving) by English School, (19th century); Private Collection; (add.info.: Steam-Engine)

Background imageBoiler Collection: Marine Encyclopedia: Longitudinal section of a Screw-Steamer; showing Funnel, Boiler, Engines

Marine Encyclopedia: Longitudinal section of a Screw-Steamer; showing Funnel, Boiler, Engines, Tunnel-shafting
8652623 Marine Encyclopedia: Longitudinal section of a Screw-Steamer; showing Funnel, Boiler, Engines, Tunnel-shafting, Propeller, etc (litho) by European School




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"From locomotives to fire engines: The versatile boiler through the ages" Flying Scotsman - LNER High-pressure Compound Express Loco: Witness the power of the boiler that propelled the iconic Flying Scotsman, a symbol of British engineering excellence. Loss of HMS Courageous by G. H. Davis: Reflecting on tragedy, the boiler played a crucial role in naval vessels like HMS Courageous, reminding us of its significance in maritime history. L. N. E. R. Locomotive: Step into the golden age of steam as we explore how locomotives relied on robust boilers to transport passengers and goods across vast distances. AV Boiler Shop, c1920s: Journey back in time to witness skilled craftsmen shaping and assembling boilers at the AV Boiler Shop during an era defined by industrial progress. Edward Pease Loco 1856: Discover how early locomotives like Edward Pease showcased pioneering designs that revolutionized transportation with their innovative use of boilers. V shop, c1930: Explore a bustling workshop where dedicated workers meticulously crafted boilers for various industries, ensuring reliable sources of power for countless applications. AE Erecting Shop, c1927: Marvel at the intricate process involved in erecting massive boilers within this historic shop – a testament to human ingenuity and craftsmanship. Sutherland Fire Engine: Uncover how fire engines harnessed steam power through specialized boilers, exemplifying their vital role in safeguarding communities from devastating fires. Hensons Aerial Steam Carriage: Delve into an extraordinary invention ahead of its time – Hensons' aerial steam carriage – highlighting yet another unique application for these versatile devices. Workers riveting a locomotive boiler in V Boiler Shop c1942 : Pay homage to hardworking individuals who tirelessly assembled and maintained locomotive boilers during times of war when transportation was paramount. Early Washing Machine.