Beam Engine; John Key and Son; 1877; 1964.1

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Museum of Transport and Technology (MOTAT)

Name/Title

Beam Engine

About this object

Built by John Key and Son, Engineers and Shipbuilders, Kirkcaldy, Scotland, in 1877. This is the original waterworks engine for Auckland. It began pumping in 1879. Its regular use finished 1928. Kept as a reserve pumping station until 1935.

Beam Engine. Twin-cylinder, double-acting, double expansion, compound, condensing. No. 152.
No Boilers.

Maker

John Key and Son

Maker Role

Builder

Date Made

1877

Place Made

Scotland

Subject and Association Keywords

1870s

Collection

Steam and engineering

Credit Line

The Museum of Transport and Technology (MOTAT)

Object Type

Engine/Power Producing Equipment/Energy Production T&E/05 Tools & Equipment for Science & Technology/Nomenclature

Object number

1964.1

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