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Owen 68


This engine is the prototype of a batch of 10 made by Steven Owen. Under the base it says "P1/10" but it was not one of the 10 (information from the maker).

It's a nice small vertical engine (but not small enough to be placed in my "miniature" collection). It is an attractive design and well made.

The boiler is thick 18g copper, 1 5/8" diameter x 3 1/2" tall, with a central flue. It has a safety valve and a water level plug. It is fired by a circular vapourising meths burner.

Steam is fed directly to the rear of the engine port face, there being no regulator, lubricator or superheater. The engine is a single cylinder, single acting oscillating cylinder type, 5/16" bore x 5/8" stroke. The crankshaft is fitted with a 2" cast pewter flywheel but no pulley.

The engine appeared to be in an unused condition when acquired.

Make Owen
Model 68
Made 2000
Description Vertical stationary engine
Cylinders 1
Cylinder Type single acting
Piston Diam mm 8
Stroke mm 16
Valve Type oscillating cylinder
Boiler Type vertical - single flue
Fuel meths
Mechanical Condition Good
Cosmetic Condition good
Paintwork good (original)
Packaging cardboard box
Purchased 4/10/2015
Purchase cost 78
Additional cost