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Smethwick Engine Steaming Day

Source http://www.birminghammuseums.org.uk/thinktank/whats-on/smethwick-engine-steaming-day-26c4e6e9-9897-4b7e-a3aa-fbe98baf52ff

Designed by the firm of Boulton & Watt and installed almost 240 years ago on the Birmingham-Wolverhampton canal in 1779. It saved water by pumping it back up a series of canal locks at Smethwick. The engine lifted the equivalent of 1,500 buckets of water each minute and refilled the canal at the top of the locks, so that 250 boats could pass through the locks every week. Boulton & Watt’s engines marked the start of the Industrial Revolution. For the first time in history, production became independent of water, wind, animal and human power as its source of energy. Engineering had opened up new era.

Wednesday 17April
2019
2019-04-17T12:00:00Z2019-04-17T16:20:00Z

Workshop

Thinktank

Millennium Point
Curzon Street
Birmingham

B4 7XG Birmingham GB

0121 348 8000

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