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B694 Babcock type water tube boiler and marine steam turbine model, working geared type, brass/steel, maker unknown, made before 1937, part of A A Stewart Collection of model engineering. Click to enlarge.

Model of a water tube boiler and marine steam turbine

This is a model of a Babcock type water tube boiler and marine steam turbine model. The successful development of the steam turbine and its application to marine propulsion are due to the Hon. Sir Charles A. Parsons, who designed and built the 'Turbinia', which made its dramatic appearance at the Naval Review held at Spithead in 1897. The spectators were thrilled to see this small vessel race down the lines at 34.5 knots, a speed never before attained on water. It was an early form of the …

Summary

Object No.

B694

Object Statement

Babcock type water tube boiler and marine steam turbine model, working geared type, brass/steel, maker unknown, made before 1937, part of A A Stewart Collection of model engineering

Physical Description

Working model of geared type marine turbine and Babcock type water tube boiler.

Dimensions

Height

530 mm

Width

570 mm

Depth

335 mm

Source

Credit Line

Purchased 1937

Acquisition Date

24 March 1937

Cite this Object

Harvard

Model of a water tube boiler and marine steam turbine 2021, Museum of Applied Arts & Sciences, accessed 31 March 2023, <https://ma.as/214606>

Wikipedia

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