Mr Monkey went into the Steam Gallery to examine different sorts of steam engine. He'd made sure to visit on a day when the engines were in steam. The first engine he studied was the Hathorn Davey triple expansion engine, built in Leeds in 1910 and used in a pumping station in Newmarket. An intermediary stage between beam engines and modern internal combustion engines this design has its cylinders placed above its crankshaft. Mr Monkey was pleased to see it had a satisfying set of pressure gauges to monitor its 108 horsepower output.
Return to Mr Monkey at the Kew Bridge Steam Museum
Copyright Rik Shepherd and Mr Monkey.