Railway Chair

2001/003.1

“Birkinshaw” railway chair in cast iron

 

 

SKU: 2001/003.1 Categories: ,

Description

“Birkinshaw” railway chair in cast iron. Found near the Laigh Milton Viaduct (Kilmarnock and Troon Railway) during the viaduct conservation project (1995-96). The chair weighs 8.0 kg (17.8 lb).

For an article on the viaduct and its restoration see http://www.engineering-timelines.com/scripts/engineeringItem.asp?id=1243.

For a detailed paper on the viaduct and its restoration see here.

Additional information

Acquisition Number

2001/003.1

Item Type

Short Description

'Birkinshaw' railway chair in cast iron

Manufactured by

Date of Manufacture

c. 1840

Sub-items

None

Supporting Items

None

Makers Number

None

Marks

None

Dimensions (mm)

Base: 260 x 100. Height: 127. Weight: 8 kg.

Donor

Date Donated

July 2001

Materials

Cast iron

Condition

Poor to fair (rust damage)

Display Location