Tangye Single Cylinder Steam Engine 1890

  • Tangye single-cylinder horizontal steam engine (static exhibit).
  • Tangye Ltd of Birmingham.
  • This single-cylinder horizontal steam engine was used at the Hereford Sanitary Laundry where it provided the power, via an overhead lay shaft and belts, for many different processes.
  • It carries a large pulley wheel, with gracefully curved spokes, on the flywheel shaft, which would have been the power take-off for flat belting.
  • The engine was rescued from a local scrapyard but unfortunately is incomplete so cannot be run.
  • Its governor and auto cut-off mechanism are displayed in the Tangye House¬†adjacent.
  • No data available.
  • Rescued by the Museum.