Advert For Gilles and Humboldt's Noiseless Atmospheric Gas Engine
Medium: Print on paper
This is an advertisement for Gilles and Hunboldt’s Noiseless Atmospheric Gas Engine which was used for driving hoists, pumps and machinery. Britain in the late 19th century was a world leader in the development of technology. Between 1791 and 1860 nearly fifty patents were taken out in England for gas or vapour engines. Only a few of these actually worked however and it was not until the 1860s that mechanical difficulties were resolved and a working commercial engine could be constructed. This leaflet features an illustration of the engine as well as list of prices and some testimonials.