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Bittleston Steam Engine


This neat little engine was sold by Chronos Engineering Supplies who describe it as the "Bittleston Steam Engine". It was made by Bittleston Ltd, in a single batch of 1000, to show off the capabilities of their automated equipment. Some were given to key customers and some to Chronos for resale.

It is 100% machined metal construction. The cylinder and pipe fittings are brass. The flywheel is chromed steel. The rest is all blackened steel. It is very solidly built (overall height is only 2 3/4" but it weighs nearly 12 oz!).

The single acting oscillating cylinder is 1/4" bore x 1/2" stroke, the bore being drilled into a 1/2" square block. The flywheel is 1 1/4" diameter and 1/2" thick; solid apart from 4 holes.

Make Model Made Description Cylinders Cylinder Type
Bittleston (sold by Chronos) Bittleston Steam Engine 2009 Stationary 1 Single acting oscillating
Piston Diam mm Stroke mm Valve Type Boiler Type Fuel Mechanical Condition
6.4 12.7 Oscillating cylinder N/A N/A Good
Cosmetic Condition Paintwork Packaging Purchased Purchase cost Additional cost
Good N/A
May 2011 29.73