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B661 Model, travelling jib crane with steam engine and boiler, metal / wood, maker unknown, [England or Australia], c 1900.. Click to enlarge.

Model mobile steam crane

Made
Model, travelling jib crane with steam engine and boiler, metal / wood, maker unknown, [England or Australia], c 1900.

The model features a timber-lagged vertical boiler with water gauge and water cock, a twin cylinder steam engine driving a winch, and a timber jib with rope and metal hook. The boiler, engine and jib are mounted on a platform which can rotate. Beneath this, another platform supports the structure on four flanged railway wheels. Thus the crane can travel, swivel and hoist a load.The model is finished in black, green and polished brightwork.

Summary

Object No.

B661

Object Statement

Model, travelling jib crane with steam engine and boiler, metal / wood, maker unknown, [England or Australia], c 1900.

Physical Description

Model, travelling jib crane with steam engine and boiler, metal / wood, maker unknown, [England or Australia], c 1900.

The model features a timber-lagged vertical boiler with water gauge and water cock, a twin cylinder steam engine driving a winch, and a timber jib with rope and metal hook. The boiler, engine and jib are mounted on a platform which can rotate. Beneath this, another platform supports the structure on four flanged railway wheels. Thus the crane can travel, swivel and hoist a load.The model is finished in black, green and polished brightwork.

Dimensions

Height

570 mm

Width

150 mm

Depth

510 mm

Production

Notes

The travelling jib crane model was made in c. 1900.

Source

Credit Line

Purchased 1940

Acquisition Date

9 December 1940

Cite this Object

Harvard

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Wikipedia

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This object is currently on display in Technology & Innovation at the Museums Discovery Centre.

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