Crossley Brothers Piston Engine Detail

Yesterday was the first time I have used my camera for nearly a month (depressing I know but there is a reason for it). Anyway, last night I spent the evening at the extremely interesting Anson Engine Museum near Poynton in Cheshire. It gives a history of the internal combustion engine and has the largest collection of engines in Europe. The engines at the museum range in size from that of a small desktop to over 100 tons. If any readers are at all interested in engineering or how engines work I would definitely recommend a visit. I went with my local photography club as a group and we had an excellent guided tour of the premises. The above photograph shows a close up of a Crossly Brothers Atmospheric-Free Piston Engine. It was built in 1877 and is the original of only sixteen engines ever made. It is currently on loan to the Anson Engine Museum from the Bristol Museums, Galleries and Archives.

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