Rhosus – The Vessel That Carried The Beirut Ammonium Nitrate

The Rhosus, built in 1986 by Tokuoka Zosen KK, Naruto, Tokushima on the island of Shikoku, South West Japan, was 27-years old when she arrived in Beirut with her cargo of ammonium nitrate in 2013.

By |September 23rd, 2020|Categories: Feature, News|2 Comments

Steelmaking Technology and a Trade Union Banner

A trade union banner from 1920 featuring a set of eleven paintings of steelworks around the UK, sheds light not only on the technology of the times but also the working conditions and social relationships between workers. These paintings by British artist Herbert Finn were originally commissioned for the banner and offer a snapshot of the UK steel industry a century ago as it emerged from the First World War.

By |August 29th, 2020|Categories: Feature, News|4 Comments

Newcomen Helps Save Sydney Industrial Museum

The Society has campaigned for the retention of The Powerhouse Museum in Sydney, Australia, one of the world’s leading science and technology museums. Engines on display include an early house-built Bolton & Watt rotative beam engine and a Maudslay beam engine.

By |July 17th, 2020|Categories: News|0 Comments

Newcomen Researchers Refute Claim That Stephenson Built Hetton Locomotive

Dr Michael Bailey and Peter Davidson conducted a forensic analysis of the steam locomotive Lyons, claimed to have been designed by George Stephenson and to pre-date Locomotion I (1825) and Rocket (1829).

By |July 17th, 2020|Categories: News|0 Comments
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