Scratch Built Copper Stationary Engine
Saw this on ebay and couldn't resist it. It truely is an engineering work of art.
All i know about it is in the ebay listing description which is quoted below.
'This is the largest and the last of the five model steam engines we have recently purchased in an estate clearance.
We believe they were all made by hand in the gentleman's workshop and all are copper and brass. This one is
mounted on a matt black metal base and has a copper cylinder and copper casing supporting the cylinder and a
copper funnel. There is a brass wheel which drives the brass piston with steel rod. To one side is a housing for
the copper spirit tank which is has three wicks and is removable. The brass tap is also movable. The wheel and
piston both turn. We have not tried any of the models out so cannot comment on their workability but certainly
beautifully made with precision.'
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