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Rotary-Engine.

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Patent for a new and improved rotary engine. This design consists "of a wheel provided with radially-sliding pistons and revolving within a fixed circumferential steam-chest, and having fixed on its axle an eccentric and spring, that operate to throw the pistons or floats outward to receive the pressure of the steam or other motor that is to drive the engine" (lines 19-26).

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[2], 1 p. : ill. ; 23 cm.

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Adams, James Ansley January 20, 1880.

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  • Adams, James Ansley Adams, J.A., of Lampasas, Texas, assignor to himself and Isaac N. Haman, of same place.

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Patent for a new and improved rotary engine. This design consists "of a wheel provided with radially-sliding pistons and revolving within a fixed circumferential steam-chest, and having fixed on its axle an eccentric and spring, that operate to throw the pistons or floats outward to receive the pressure of the steam or other motor that is to drive the engine" (lines 19-26).

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[2], 1 p. : ill. ; 23 cm.

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The Texas Patents collection consists of United States patents filed by Texas inventors before 1900. A majority of the patents are for agricultural and industrial applications, such as seeding machines, harvesters, plows, wind and water propellers, and steam engines. Other inventions include timekeepers, remedies and firearms.

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  • January 20, 1880

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  • January 20, 1880

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  • November 14, 1879

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  • Oct. 26, 2015, 8:15 p.m.

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Adams, James Ansley. Rotary-Engine., patent, January 20, 1880; [Washington D.C.]. (texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth169948/: accessed January 19, 2017), University of North Texas Libraries, The Portal to Texas History, texashistory.unt.edu; crediting UNT Libraries Government Documents Department.