Beam Engine

John Key and Son, Builder

1877
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Maker and Role
John Key and Son, Builder
Production Date
1877
Description
Built by John Key and Son, Engineers and Shipbuilders, Kirkcaldy, Scotland, in 1877. This is the original waterworks engine for Auckland. It began pumping in 1879. Its regular use finished in 1928 and it was kept as a reserve pumping station until 1935.

Beam Engine. Twin-cylinder, double-acting, double expansion, compound, condensing. No. 152.
No Boilers.
Collection
Media/Materials
Processed Material/Metal
Accession No
1964.1
Credit Line
John Key and Son. 1877. Beam Engine, 1964.1. The Museum of Transport and Technology (MOTAT).
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