Model of a ca 1856 Wilcox Steam Boiler

Model of a ca 1856 Wilcox Steam Boiler

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In 1856 Stephen Wilcox introduced the first boiler with inclined tubes connecting water spaces at the front and rear with steam and water space above. Such a design was a forerunner of Babcock & Wilcox boilers that continued to serve well into the 20th century.
Object Name
Boiler, Steam
boiler, steam, model
date made
place made
United States: Ohio, Akron
overall: 13 in x 12 in x 22 in; 33.02 cm x 30.48 cm x 55.88 cm
ID Number
catalog number
accession number
Credit Line
Gift of Babcock & Wilcox
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Work and Industry: Mechanical and Civil Engineering
Engineering, Building, and Architecture
Power Machinery
Exhibition Location
National Museum of American History
Data Source
National Museum of American History
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