Railway Chair

2001/003.2

“Birkinshaw” railway chair in cast iron

SKU: 2001/003.2 Categories: ,

Description

“Birkinshaw” railway chair in cast iron. One of three found near the Laigh Milton Viaduct (Kilmarnock and Troon Railway) during the viaduct conservation project (1995-96). The chair weighs 9.3 kg (20.4 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

2003/003.2

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

A large "2" on the base

Dimensions (mm)

Base: 330 x 115. Height: 135. Weight 9.3 kg.

Donor

Date Donated

July 2001

Materials

Cast iron

Condition

Poor to fair (rust damage)

Display Location