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Willans & Robinson tandem compound twin-cylinder engine No 2347, sent to Western Australia in 1896

1988.0124.0001

Willans & Robinson tandem compound twin-cylinder engine No 2347, sent to Western Australia in 1896

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Developed in the late 19th Century, this was the first successful high speed reciprocating engine. Its speed made power generation possible.

Physical description

Willans & Robinson tandem compound twin-cylinder engine No 2347. Company documentation shows this engine is referred to as a 'G-Size, 80 IHP, (...?) Crank Compound, 450 RPM, Non-Condensing'.

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