1790s 'Sun & Planet' Engine for William Tate, London
Cross-Section of the boilers for William Tate’s Engine, London, March 1794.
The 1790s saw a large increase in sales of Boulton & Watt’s rotative engines. They were sold to all types of business, but the largest markets were for textile mills, flour and oil milling, breweries and distilleries. This was a large engine, for William Tate’s malt distillery and brewery in Hanover Square, London. The engine was badly damaged by fire in 1806.
This drawing is part of the Archives of Soho, held by Birmingham City Archives [Ref.MS3147/Portfolio/5/106]
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