Richard Trevithick
continued
High pressure engine at Cooks Kitchen mine
home  •  news  •  search  •  FAQs  •  references  •  about  •  sponsors + links
engineer
Biography
Richard Trevithick
| |
sign up for our newsletter
© 2017 Engineering Timelines
engineering-timelines@severalworld.co.uk
Trevithick's stationary high-pressure
expansive steam condensing whim-engine
, erected at Cook's Kitchen mine in 1800. It worked at 172kN per sq m (35psi), had a 480mm diameter cylinder and a 1.52m stroke — and it was still working in 1870. The cylindrical boiler Trevithick designed for this engine soon became known as a 'Cornish boiler'.
< back to Trevithick biography
Illustration: Cornish Studies Library © Cornwall County Council
engineering timelines
explore ... how?   explore ... why?   explore ... where?   explore ... who?  
home  •  NEWS  •  search  •  FAQs  •  references  •  about  •  sponsors + links