1790s 20 Horse Blowing Engine for Iron Works in Monmouthshire
General view of 20 horse engine and blowing cylinder for Fothergill & Co., Sirhowy Iron Works, Monmouthshire, South Wales, August 1799.
Boulton & Watt sold several blowing engines to the iron works of South Wales. This example, for Fothergill & Co. of the Sirhowy Iron Works, was also used to power other machinery, which was driven by a crank shaft worked by the second beam to the right of the engine. This was a 20 horse power engine, and the blowing cylinder was 52 inches in diameter.
This drawing is part of the Archives of Soho, held at Birmingham City Archives [Ref. MS3147/Portfolio/5/685]
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