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[Henry blows the whistle]

Description: Photograph of Henry Ford blowing the whistle on his portable steam engine. Portable steam engines like this powered grain threshers, sawmills, and corn shellers. Photo by: Joe Clark, HBSS.
Date: 19uu
Creator: Clark, Joe
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Henry Blows the Whistle

Description: Photograph of Henry Ford blowing the whistle on his portable steam engine. Portable steam engines like this powered grain threshers, sawmills, and corn shellers. Photo by: Joe Clark, HBSS.
Date: 19uu
Creator: Clark, Joe
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Steam Engine Governor.

Description: Patent for a new and improved steam-engine governor. This design consists in "the combination, with the valve-stem and governor-balls, of a lever connected with the said valve-stem, a weighted lever connected with the said valve-stem lever, a piston-rod connected with the said weighted lever, a piston attached to the said piston-rod, and a small cylinder in which the said piston operates, and which is connected at one end with the interior of the steam-chest" (lines 93-102).
Date: August 16, 1887
Creator: Arnold, Eliphalet L.
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Steam-Engine

Description: Patent for "a new and improved steam-engine, in which the pressure of the live steam is completely and very advantageously utilized," (lines 8-10) including illustrations.
Date: August 3, 1886
Creator: Rush, Peter S.
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Steam Engine.

Description: Patent for a new and improved steam engine. This design "consists in the construction and novel arrangement, in connection with a cylinder having bearings for the piston-shaft at each end and steam and exhaust ports at opposite ends, of an axially-elongated piston having opposite spiral threads or ribs of gradually-decreasing pitch from the end at which the steam enters to the end at which it escapes" (lines 19-26).
Date: July 3, 1883
Creator: Wilson, John C.
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Steam Engine.

Description: Patent for a new and improved steam-engine. This design "relates to certain improvements in compound steam-engines; and it has for its objects to lessen friction and provide for the effective working of such engines" (lines 8-11).
Date: September 23, 1884
Creator: Catlin, Eli
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Rotary Steam Engine.

Description: Patent for a new and improved rotary steam engine. This design "first, provide[s] a novel form of valve for regulating the induction and eduction of steam to and from the cylinder; second, [it] provide[s] novel devices for reversing the movements of the rotating pistons; and, third, [it] provide[s] novel combinations of the parts of which the engine is composed"
Date: July 19, 1881
Creator: Cross, David L.
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Rotary Engine.

Description: Patent for "improvements in rotary engines by which a flanged or bladed disk is made to revolve in a steam tight chamber or chest." (Lines 7-10) Includes instructions and illustrations.
Date: March 5, 1895
Creator: West, Joseph
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Valve for Engines.

Description: Patent for certain new and useful improvements in valves for steam engines, including instructions and illustrations.
Date: November 8, 1898
Creator: Allen, Walter J.
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Steam-Engine.

Description: Patent for "steam-engines of the reciprocating type, the purpose being to simplify the construction, reduce the number of working parts, economize in fuel, and to utilize the steam so as to obtain a maximum percentage of power therefrom." (line 8-13) instructions and illustrations included.
Date: February 13, 1906
Creator: Murphy, Joseph F.
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Piston Packing.

Description: Patent for a new and improved piston packing. This design consists in a "piston head cast entire and having radial arms bored out, in combination with the piston-segments, the steam-ports in the piston-plates, and stems of said segments, packing expansible rings on said stems, and the expansible packing-rings inclosing the said piston-segments" (lines 87-93).
Date: February 7, 1888
Creator: St. James, Henry L.
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Steam Engine

Description: Patent for an "new and improved steam-engine in which a dead center position is obviated and the pressure of the live steam is completely and very advantageously utilized" (line 7-11)
Date: August 30, 1887
Creator: Rush, Peter S.
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Valve Gear.

Description: Patent for a new and improved valve-gear. This design "relates to improvements in mechanical movements adapted especially to the valve-gear of steam-engines, and is designed to produce a device having a reciprocatory movement having intermediate impulses" (lines 9-14).
Date: August 18, 1885
Creator: Pinkham, Delmar D.
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Lubricating Device.

Description: Patent for a new and improved lubricating device. This design consists of "[t]he combination, with the cross-head of an engine or other reciprocating part of machinery, and the guides or ways on which it works, of a reservoir for the lubricant, a wheel for taking up and applying the same to the friction-surface with which the wheel works in contact, and a spring for supporting the wheel" (para. 10). This design prevents dust and other pollutants from entering the reservoir.
Date: January 22, 1878
Creator: Walton, Franklin B.
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