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crazydoug

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Unknown Tiny Governed Steam Engine
« on: October 14, 2020, 07:05:25 pm »
This was the second day of the Coolspring engine show.  Yesterday, I bought an early-model hit and miss engine, an Ervin.  It was in unknown, as-is condition, but I had it running today, and hope to get a video and some pictures tomorrow. 

Today, I bought this little governed steam engine.  The governor is built inside the 2" diameter flywheel, and it maintains a steady rpm by changing the valve timing.  It is a rather unique engine, and runs very well on steam, and the governor seems to work quite well.  I have no idea as to who the maker is or the age of this engine.  There are still three days of the Coolspring show, so hopefully there will be a few more finds. 

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Re: Unknown Tiny Governed Steam Engine
« Reply #1 on: October 14, 2020, 07:32:19 pm »
Sturdy looking little thing. Can you adjust the governor to control rpm?
Bob

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Re: Unknown Tiny Governed Steam Engine
« Reply #2 on: October 14, 2020, 07:46:06 pm »
This is a very nice unique find Doug ,& it runs very well to boot. Good luck with your engine hunting.
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Re: Unknown Tiny Governed Steam Engine
« Reply #3 on: October 14, 2020, 08:26:25 pm »
That’s a neat one Doug, would like to see more testing of it when the show’s over. Fingers crossed that there will be more finds to share with us  ;)  Have fun!  ;D
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Re: Unknown Tiny Governed Steam Engine
« Reply #4 on: October 15, 2020, 07:57:32 pm »
Doug showed me this little engine at the show. I can attest from up close inspection, it is a true gem. Congrats, Doug!

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Re: Unknown Tiny Governed Steam Engine
« Reply #5 on: October 16, 2020, 09:07:15 am »
Not far from me was a lumber mill that used a steam engine to power their equipment for many years. It too had a governor in the flywheel that would alter the valve cutoff to maintain rpm.
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Re: Unknown Tiny Governed Steam Engine
« Reply #6 on: October 16, 2020, 02:42:39 pm »
That is a really nice engine Doug, i like how the crosshead & cylinder is one casting.
The governor is quite a cool feature altering the cut off to control speed.

I'm guessing this was a commercial model, be interesting to know who offered the castings.
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Re: Unknown Tiny Governed Steam Engine
« Reply #7 on: October 16, 2020, 05:32:33 pm »
That is. very interesting.not come across anything like it before.
Some more investigation is needed i think .
Thank you
Cheers
Dennis

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Re: Unknown Tiny Governed Steam Engine
« Reply #8 on: October 16, 2020, 07:08:58 pm »
What an interesting little engine Doug.
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Re: Unknown Tiny Governed Steam Engine
« Reply #9 on: November 09, 2020, 08:40:13 pm »
Another unique find Doug!

An unusual governor.

Looks like it works well.


 

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