Smethwick Engine

thing and steam engine

Died aged c. 112

The Smethwick Engine is a Watt steam engine made by Boulton and Watt, which was installed near Birmingham, England, and was brought into service in May 1779. Now at Thinktank, Birmingham Science Museum, it is the oldest working steam engine and the oldest working engine in the world.

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Commemorated on 1 plaque

Site of James Watt's Smethwick Engine This engine pumped water back up the Smethwick locks from 1779 until 1891

Bridge Street North / Rolfe Street, Smethwick, United Kingdom where it was (1779-1891)