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THOMAS NEWCOMENS COMBUSTION ENGINE

DESCRIPTION

This tartan was designed by J William Voth of Camrose, Alberta to commemorate the invention of the steam engine by Thomas Newcomen in 1712 and the importance of combustion engines (first external, now internal) in the last three centuries.

Black recalls the iron from which the engines and boilers are made as well as the coal and oil that they burn, its dominance in the tartan gives a dark industrial appearance; red represents fire; white represents steam and smoke and blue represents the air (oxygen) required for combustion as well as water.

SETT

B/8 W12 R20 K/28 (SRT No. 10849)