Anson Engine Museum

Anson Engine Museum Gallery

Most viewed - Diesel Exhibition 2008
Mirrlees, Bickerton & Day 50hp Diesel Engine1476 viewsIt had been situated in the thermodynamics laboratory at the Liverpool John Moores University. It was used to demonstrate simple testing techniques. It suffered a catastrophic failure in 1998 resulting in extensive damage including the cylinder liner and piston/con-rod assembly.
Mirrlees models1355 viewsa range of models shows engine development through the years
Geoff with Mirlees No 11179 viewslast minute adjustments before the Exhibition begins.

This is the first engine every built in the UK (and only the 3rd ever built in the world). It was completed in November 1897 by Mirrlees, Watson, Yaryan & Company Limited in Glasgow.
Looking down the exhibition area towards Mirrlees No 11139 viewsFirst diesel engine ever built in the UK (in Glasgow) 1897. Also the 3rd ever to have been built in the world.
Perkins display stand1111 views
Examples of fuel injection equipment for demonstration purposes1077 viewsin background you can see the Hornsby-Ackroyd Oil Engine built in 1896
Chairman of the IMechE Heritage Committee wows the volunteers with her footwear1029 viewsthey have measuring tapes up the back.

Prof Isobel Pollock - Chairman of IMechE Heritage Committee
Tim Leverton beside the Dieselmax engine display1005 viewsGroup Engineering Director & JCB Dieselmax Director
JCB area from another view point983 viewsJCB Dieselmax engine - fastest diesel engine in the world
MAN Serial number 394965 viewsdelivered 20th November 1903 to University of Birmingham
Visitors were invited to comment on the Exhibition933 views
View of exhibition displays926 viewsLeft is sectioned Paxman Ricardo engine, then pieces of the Doxford single-cylinder engine (timing chain, big end, control panel, etc) then screen where videos about Diesel were played throughout the season.
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