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27 June , 2017
Almadén Mining Park houses a model of the first steam engine installed in the Almadén mine

The first steam engine installed in the Almadén mine and in a Spanish mine began its construction in 1787 and began to work at full capacity in 1805. It was ongoing until 1878.

It was located in an annex building to the baritel of San Teodoro and it was destined to works of drainage of the mining operation. It was a single-acting Watt type bought from John Wilkinson (a former Watt partner) in Bersham, England with an approximate power of 50 hp, it was capable of pumping about 26 cubic meters of water a hour from the depth of the 7th floor.

The model belongs to the grade final project made by D. Arturo Molina Benítez and managed by professor D. Demetrio Fuentes Ferrera in the Mining and Industrial Engineering School of Almadén. It has been installed in the Mining Interpretation Center thanks to the agreement signed between MAYASA and the University of Castilla La Mancha.


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