Crofton Beam Engines

The c1812 Boulton and Watt beam engine, is the oldest beam engine in the world still in its original building and still doing its original job of pumping water to the summit level of the Kennet and Avon Canal. There is also a c1845 Harvey of Hayle beam engine. Both engines restored and working on dates advertised. Hand-stoked, coal-fired, Lancashire boiler which provides steam for both engines.

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