Robinson hot air engine (Gordon Bowd)

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Robinson hot air engine (Gordon Bowd)

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Arch Two , Area 5
Custom Steam (display)

A Robinson-type hot air engine on a pedestal base, built by Gordon Bowd.

Robinson engines were commonplace between the 1890's and 1920's, as compact power-sources. The Robinson design packed two sets of moving parts into the engine at ~90 degrees to each other, typically within the flywheel radius, allowing a smaller "footprint" for the engine.

Robinson hot air engine, detail

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