Model of a kiln with a boiler house, anonymous, c. 1800 - c. 1850

Model of a kiln with a boiler house, anonymous, c. 1800 - c. 1850

wood, brass, copper, lead and cloth, h 62cm × w 107.2cm × d 53.8cm Catalogue entry

This model represents the steam box at the Rotterdam Naval Dockyard. Steam boxes were used to steam the hull planks for ships in order to bend them into the required curvature. The model shows the two boilers that were needed in the boiler house to make steam. It also includes some furniture and a bedstead for the stoker.

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