Model of Trevithick’s 1804 tramway steam locomotive

Made in England, United Kingdom, Europe, 1940-1964.

This is a model of the world’s first steam locomotive built by the Cornish engineer, Richard Trevithick, and first driven on a colliery tramway line in Wales in 1804. The model was made in England by C A Mills of Ruislip, Middlesex, whose Trevithick engine models are also in museum collections in Birmingham, Edinburgh and the Smithsonian Institution in Washington, DC.

In Trevithick’s engine the piston was forced down solely by the pressure of the steam fed into the cylinder. He got around Jame...

Summary

Object No.

B1561

Physical Description

Steam locomotive model, of Richard Trevithick's tramroad steam locomotive of 1804, working, scale model, metal, made by C A Mills, Ruislip, Middlesex, England, 1940-1964.

A working scale model of the 'Tramroad' locomotive which was designed and built by Richard Trevithick in 1804. The model, driven by a concealed electric motor geared to run at a speed of about 15 rpm, is complete with base structure and rails.

Dimensions

Height

640 mm

Width

345 mm

Production

Made

1940-1964

Source

Credit Line

Purchased 1964

Acquisition Date

13 April 1964

Cite this Object

Harvard

Model of Trevithick's 1804 tramway steam locomotive 2018, Museum of Applied Arts & Sciences, accessed 19 November 2018, <https://ma.as/208080>

Wikipedia

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