MiniSteam Tea Candle Beam
NEW! MiniSteam miniature beam tea candle working steam engine. Heated with a candle light this little beam engine purrs up and down to drive the brass flywheel. You will take delight in watching this mechanical masterpiece. The boiler capacity lasts for a run of more than 20 minutes
A beam engine is a type of steam engine where a pivoted overhead beam is used to apply the force from a vertical piston to a vertical connecting rod. This configuration, with the engine directly driving a pump, was first used by Thomas Newcomen around 1705 to remove water from mines in Cornwall. The efficiency of the engines was improved by engineers including James Watt who added a separate condenser, Jonathan Hornblower and Arthur Woolf who compounded the cylinders, and William McNaught (Glasgow) who devised a method of compounding an existing engine. Beam engines were first used to pump water out of mines or into canals, but could be used to pump water to supplement the flow for a waterwheel powering a mill.
This is a fully functional miniature live steam Beam Engine powered by the flame from a tea candle!
See this miniature live steam beam engine work as it did over 300 years ago!.
Warning: This product is not a toy. It is not to be sold to or used by children under 15 years of age. This product involves an open flame and a pressure vessel.
Baseplate : 2 7/8"
Height : 5 6/8"
Weight : 11.5 oz
(Don't forget the Steam Oil)
THIS IS NOT A TOY! As it involves a flame it is not for use by anyone under the age of 14.