Model [Trevithick Locomotive 1804]


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Description
Plastic model of Richard Trevithick's Locomotive 1804. Green with white toothed wheels. On one side can be seen four toothed wheels. On the base are two toothed wheels of equal size which interact with a larger toothed wheel which, in turn, interacts with a smaller toothed wheel. This small wheel has a red arm attached to its centre and a large crank which moves in conjunction with the main frame. On the other side are two green, non-toothed, wheels resting on the base . A large diameter red wheel with four green spokes is fixed to a crank which moves in conjunction with the opposite crank to drive the main pistons. The entire model sits on a wooden base and is enclosed on four sides by a glass case.
Collection
Media/Materials
Processed Material/Synthetic/Plastic
Processed Material/Glass
Organic/Vegetal/Wood
Signature/Marks and Type
Trevithick Locomotive 1804 Embossed
Accession No
1978.449.1
Credit Line
Model [Trevithick Locomotive 1804], 1978.449.1. The Museum of Transport and Technology (MOTAT).
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