Anson Engine Museum

Anson Engine Museum Gallery


Most viewed - Diesel Exhibition 2008
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MAN Serial number 3944154 viewsdelivered 20th November 1903 to University of Birmingham
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Interpretation boards helped to divide up the area3916 views
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Mirrlees, Bickerton & Day 50hp Diesel Engine3075 viewsIt had been situated in the thermodynamics laboratory at the Liverpool John Moores University. It was used to demonstrate simple testing techniques. It suffered a catastrophic failure in 1998 resulting in extensive damage including the cylinder liner and piston/con-rod assembly.
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Mirrlees models2789 viewsa range of models shows engine development through the years
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Geoff with Mirlees No 12710 viewslast minute adjustments before the Exhibition begins.

This is the first engine every built in the UK (and only the 3rd ever built in the world). It was completed in November 1897 by Mirrlees, Watson, Yaryan & Company Limited in Glasgow.
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Looking down the exhibition area towards Mirrlees No 12645 viewsFirst diesel engine ever built in the UK (in Glasgow) 1897. Also the 3rd ever to have been built in the world.
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Perkins display stand2637 views
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Examples of fuel injection equipment for demonstration purposes2600 viewsin background you can see the Hornsby-Ackroyd Oil Engine built in 1896
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Chairman of the IMechE Heritage Committee wows the volunteers with her footwear2556 viewsthey have measuring tapes up the back.

Prof Isobel Pollock - Chairman of IMechE Heritage Committee
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JCB area from another view point2468 viewsJCB Dieselmax engine - fastest diesel engine in the world
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Visitors were invited to comment on the Exhibition2459 views
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View of exhibition displays2445 viewsLeft is sectioned Paxman Ricardo engine, then pieces of the Doxford single-cylinder engine (timing chain, big end, control panel, etc) then screen where videos about Diesel were played throughout the season.
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