Early Engines Research
Current Research into early engines - heat engines, whether atmospheric or steam, primarily those first developed or constructed up to 1812.
The International Early Engines Conference is always keen to encourage the publication and diffusion of studies and original materials relating to the development of engine and associated engineering, so we are pleased to announce the release of a new title from Folly Books; a limited print run high-quality facsimile edition of an order book (1830-1866) with introductory notes: ROGERS & Co Boilermakers of Bristol, Order Book 1830-1866 (edited by Steve Grudgings), Folly Books, 2020 Information concerning the construction of boilers for early steam engines is few and far between and detailed drawings even rarer. This limited print run will be of especial interest to those interested in early steam power…
Three delightful images of a pair of Griff Colliery’s pumping engines near Nuneaton as they appeared in the mid Twentieth Century: pen and ink, some colour, and a photographic source of inspiration. Taken together they provide the historian, industrial archaeologist, early engine enthusiast, or just the artistically inclined alike, some food for thought. Cornish pumps in Bermuda? Bermuda? Yes, not exactly. Not *that* Bermuda. In the 1890s the expansion of the Griff Clara Colliery undertaking led to the establishment of small pit village; what is now Bermuda village, a suburb of Nuneaton and named as a nod to Sir Edward Newdigate Newdegate (1825–1902) of Astley Castle and Harbury Hall who…
As we arrive at the date which would have marked the start of the 2nd International Early Engines Conference (now postponed to May 2021), we are delighted to be able to share news of a fantastic new research resource, the Early Engine Database – a fully searchable online database of 18th Century engines in the United Kingdom. Early Engine Database – https://coalpitheath.org.uk/engines