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Kew Bridge Steam Museum - Now London Museum of Water & Steam
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 The Cornish Beam Engine in Kew Bridge Steam Museum. ‘Cornish’ refers to the operating cycle of the machine. Pumping is done by a falling weight which is lifted by the engine. The weight is positioned above the pump and is linked to the beam, with a piston attached at the opposite end. A combination of steam pressure from above and vacuum from below lifts the weight. Occasionally in the summer, some of the engines can be seen in action. 
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The Cornish Beam Engine in Kew Bridge Steam Museum. ‘Cornish’

refers to the operating cycle of the machine. Pumping is done by a falling weight which is lifted by the engine. The weight is positioned above the pump and is linked to the beam, with a piston attached at the opposite end. A combination of steam pressure from above and vacuum from below lifts the weight. Occasionally in the summer, some of the engines can be seen in action.