Murray's Hypocycloidal Engine
Murray's Hypocycloidal Engine, now in Thinktank, Birmingham Science Museum, England, was made around 1805 and is the world's third-oldest working steam engine and the oldest working engine with a hypocycloidal gear.
|Murray's Hypocycloidal Engine|
The engine at Thinktank
|Maker||Fenton, Murray and Wood|
|Country of origin||England|
|Collection||Birmingham Museums Trust|
|Location||Thinktank, Digbeth, Birmingham, England|
The single-cylinder engine was used by John Bradley & Co of Stourbridge from 1805 until 1931, and by N. Hingley & Sons Ltd of Netherton from 1931 until 1961, when it was acquired by Birmingham City Council for their science museum.
Murray patented the hypocycloidal arrangement in 1802.
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