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Steam Turbine & Generator - C.A. Parsons & Co, 1887 Object Reg. No: ST 005756

Serial no. 168. Used as a generator for a ship's electrical lighting plant. Manufactured in 1887, this unit is one of the earliest axial flow turbine units produced by C.A. Parsons & Co. Ltd, Newcastle Upon Tyne. Charles Parsons invented the modern steam turbine for electrical power generation but it was soon adapted for use in marine propulsion after a trial installation in the steam yacht SY Turbinia in 1894. This unit was donated to the Museum by C.A. Parsons & Co. in January 1914 following a special request from the Curator R. Henry Walcott via Parson's local agent William Adams & Co.
Acquisition Information:
Donation from C.A. Parsons & Co, 1914
Discipline: Technology
Dimensions: 770 mm (Height)

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Tagged with: ships, turbines, electric generators, electric lighting
Themes this item is part of: Engineering Collection, Transport Collection
Primary Classification: MECHANICAL ENGINEERING
Secondary Classification: Steam Power
Tertiary Classification: steam turbines
Manufacturer: C.A. Parsons & Co, Newcastle upon Tyne, Northumberland, England, Great Britain, 1887

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