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Robey - Two Cylinder

A twin cylinder, slide valve engine built by Robey & Co., Lincoln, in 1902, Nos 22110 and 22111.


The engine was working, until 1981, at the Silica Firebrick Company brickworks at Friden in Derbyshire.
The flat belt drive provided power for a variety of machinery such as:- grinding mills, jaw crushers, conveyor belts, dust fans etc.

This was amongst the first engines to be acquired by the museum. Prior to that it was in the possession of the Cromford Canal Society, which I understand is now disbanded.

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Technical Details

Twin cylinder, horizontal, slide valve engine


Robey & Co., Lincoln; 1902
Nos 22110 and 22111


Rated at  80 HP


16.75 ins. Diameter


36 ins.


Slide valve, driven by single eccentrics, which
can be adjusted to vary the amount of cut-off
and to reverse the rotation of the engine


The flywheel is 13 ft. diameter, 23 ins. wide.
It has 6 spokes and is in two halves bolted
and keyed centrally onto the crankshaft


A Pickering governor controlled the operating
speed of around 90 rpm



Type of Engine:-


Builder & Year:-



Horse Power:-


Cylinder Sizes:-


Stroke:-


Valves:-




Flywheel:-




Governor:-




Other Information:-


close

Technical Details

Twin cylinder, horizontal, slide valve engine


Robey & Co., Lincoln; 1902
Nos 22110 and 22111


Rated at  80 HP


16.75 ins. Diameter


36 ins.


Slide valve, driven by single eccentrics, which
can be adjusted to vary the amount of cut-off
and to reverse the rotation of the engine


The flywheel is 13 ft. diameter, 23 ins. wide.
It has 6 spokes and is in two halves bolted
and keyed centrally onto the crankshaft


A Pickering governor controlled the operating
speed of around 90 rpm



Type of Engine:-


Builder & Year:-



Horse Power:-


Cylinder Sizes:-


Stroke:-


Valves:-




Flywheel:-




Governor:-




Other Information:-