Central Valve Steam Engine Willans & Robinson Built in 1901 at Rugby, this 140hp three crank compound engine was in service for 57 years. Willans engines ran at 350 to 500rpm and could be direct-coupled to generators. In 1892 they accounted for 68% of all electricity generated in Britain, dominating this market until the advent of steam turbines.

Ian Rob on Geograph

Alstom Power, Willans Works, Newbold Road, Rugby
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by Institution of Mechanical Engineers

Colour: red and black