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A restored working gas engine painted bright green A restored working gas engine painted bright green

© Andy Brown

© Andy Brown

Crossley Gas Engine

Continuing Display

Kelham Island Museum

The Crossley Gas Engine was made by Crossley Brothers Ltd in Manchester in 1915. It drove a small steel rod and bar rolling mill in Sheffield belonging to George Clark and remained in use in the city until 1970. It’s the largest single cylinder engine manufactured by the Crossleys and a rare survivor of its type.

 

Gas powered engines were developed in the 1860s by people searching for better ways to provide power and drive machines. Such engines were the answer to the industry’s need for small, simple and economic power units for small factories and workshops which could be used almost anywhere.

Pioneers of internal combustion engine production, Crossley became famous for making engines and cars, becoming one of the best-known builders of gas engines in UK.

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Opening Times

Tue-Sat 10am-4pm | Sun 11am-4pm

We’re unable to run the River Don Engine on Sun 23 Jun due to a leak on the condensation pipe. We’re sorry if you were hoping to see it in action, our Historic Engineering team are working on the problem and we’ll have it back in steam as soon as possible.

The Upper Transport Gallery and Simplex Car display will be closed for events on Sat 15, Sat 22 & Sat 29 Jun.

Kelham Island Museum

Alma Street

Sheffield

S3 8RY

Crossley Gas Engine

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