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beam engine

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(Mechanical Engineering) an early type of steam engine, in which a pivoted beam is vibrated by a vertical steam cylinder at one end, so that it transmits motion to the workload, such as a pump, at the other end
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These include the oldest engine house, dating from 1849 and within the premises are a 1904 built rotative beam engine and a gas engine, dating from 1914, which is claimed to be the largest working preserved example in Europe.
It houses the Coddswallop Bottle Museum; a major antiques centre; a full-size steam railway; the only Newcomen beam engine in the world still in its original location and craft shops and cafes, Why Coddswallop?
At the Levant Mine and Beam Engine in Pendeen, near Penzance, which fans of Poldark will recognise as Tressiders Rolling Mill in the show, cliffs were once alive with activity.
The Man Engine sports a number of mining 'motifs', with a giant beam engine as a rocking neck, mining 'head gear' sheave wheels as shoulders, cast iron flangers and rivets throughout and hands that reflect massive 20th century excavators.
It sports a number of "motifs" of Cornish mining with a giant beam engine as a rocking neck, mining 'head gear' sheave wheels as shoulders, and cast-iron flanges.
William Bradley, Howard's father, who was born in 1912, worked at the pumping station as a filter house attendant and beam engine driver between 1946 and 1975.
This is the only engine house in the world where you can see four working examples of the same beam engine in one building.
The chief attraction is the 1840 steam- powered beam engine used to pump water out of the mine.
Nine shafts in all were sunk and the facilities included a Cornish beam engine that had come from Wheal Mary Ann in Cornwall.
I was, therefore, surprised to be reminded, while reading a short history of the Cornish beam engine, that two of the most important surviving examples in its development had been bought by Mr Ford for the museum that he established in Dearborn.
There will be visuals from a VJ (video jockey) called Beam Engine.
Their line includes an old-fashioned "walking beam engine," as well as a totally enclosed single-acting or compound twin, and a single-acting V-4 that can deliver up to 40 hp.