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Tartan Details - Thomas Newcomen's Combustion Engine

The information held within The Scottish Register of Tartans for the "Thomas Newcomen's Combustion Engine" tartan is shown below. 

Reference: 10849
Designer: Voth, J William
Tartan date: 03/04/2013
Registration date: 26 June 2013
Category: Fashion
Registration notes: This tartan was designed 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. Colours: 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.
Woven Sample: A woven sample of this tartan has been received by the Scottish Register of Tartans for permanent preservation in the National Records of Scotland.
Registrant details: Mr J. William Voth, 5406 - 49 Ave. 5406 49 Ave., Camrose, Alberta, Canada, T4V 0N7
[email protected]
Tartan image: Thomas Newcomen's Combustion Engine. Click on this image to see a more detailed version.

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