• E.B. submarine diesel engine

    E.B. submarine diesel engine

    Inventory number: 3896
    Date:  1930s
    Geographical location: Barcelona
    Dimensions: 146 x 212 x 75 cm

    4 cylinder diesel engine with 3 pistons and side steering. It has been transformed to adapat it to the production of electricity as a water cooling system. Originally painted light green.

    In the early 1950s, at the height of electric restrictions, the director of the Biblioteca de Catalunya, Felip Mateu i Llopis, requested an electric generator from the Diputació de Barcelona. The Diputació provided this engine which had been taken apart in Barcelona after the Second World War. This engine was installed in “the tunnel”, in the former Casa de Convalescència.