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Musgrave Non-dead-centre Engine | by Terry Wha
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Musgrave Non-dead-centre Engine

The cylinders are 10.5" and 16.5" bore, each with a stroke of 21". However due to the unusual design, the throw of the crank is only 18". The flywheel is 7ft 6ins in diameter and the engine ran a speed of 120 rpm.

This type of engine was originally designed for marine use but John Musgrave of Bolton obtained a licence to build them as mill engines.This is believed to be the only large engine of its type to have survived.

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Taken on September 10, 2005