Rahmi M Koc Industrial Museum, Istanbul

The Koç Museum workshop was formed to support the RMK Industrial Museum and now undertakes and provides a multi-discipline restoration and conservation service.

When Ian Clark joined the team in 1994 he introduced a standards review by implementing a bench-marking exercise of the in-store collection.

Industrial and engineering conservation was a very new concept in Turkey and the Koç Scientific and Cultural Foundation was instrumental in introducing and promoting museum and heritage best practice.

An integral and core element of establishing conservation and restoration best practice within the Koç Museum Workshop was the rolling out a “Back to Basics” practical skills review and learning programme.

The Marshall portable engine was selected from the collection as an object which showcased the collective challenges to be found within industrial conservation and highlighted the skills required to sustain the museum as part of its future development.

 7 hp Single cylinder Marshall Portable No. 46817 built 1906 

Originally supplied to Yonne, Burgundy, France before moving to Scotland and the Isle of White

Boiler back head in primer awaiting completion

Governor trial fitting

Detail of finished trunk guide assembly

Detail finished valve chest assembly


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