Ditherington Mill: Steam Power

Image: General Plan of the Engine and Boiler for Messrs Benyons, Marshall and Bage, 29th  April 1797 ((Boulton & Watt pf 5. 136).

Image from: Birmingham City Archives

Ditherington’s first engine was operated by Watt’s rotary machine and was used to power flax spinning machinery. The plan shows an aerial view of the two boilers on the right (blue), the cylinder and condenser in the centre (grey) and the flywheel of the sun and planet gear on the left (grey).


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