Portfolio Tag: Hot Air Engine

Hayward Tyler Rider Type 0.5HP Hot Air Engine 1890

Hayward-Tyler 'Rider' type 0.5hp hot air engine. Hayward-Tyler Ltd of Luton. Originally installed to power a borehole pump at Swainshill in Herefordshire. Hot-air engines work on the Stirling cycle and are not very efficient. However they require no boiler and can be fuelled by virtually anything combustible. Power rating: 0.5hp. Water lift: 33 metres (110…
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Hayward Tyler Rider Type 1HP Hot Air Engine 1880

Hayward-Tyler & Co of Luton. Installed originally at Taplow Lodge on the Cliveden Estate in Buckinghamshire, the engine was housed in a cellar and pumped water for the household and garden from a deep well. It was discovered in 1991 by the National Trust. Following recovery it was restored by local enthusiasts and re-commissioned in…
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