Steam and the Steam Engine (page 2/2)

[picture: Front Cover of Evers' `Steam and the Steam Engine']

Front Cover of Evers’ ‘Steam and the Steam Engine’

The front cover says that the book is part of Collins’ Advanced Series.


[picture: Side Lever Engine]

Side Lever Engine

This is a steam engine for driving a ship (a paddle-boat in fact) taken from the Marine Engines chapter: [more...]


[picture: Sharp, Brothers, And Co.'s Engine]

Sharp, Brothers, And Co.’s Engine

“The annexed illustration will give a much better idea of the locomotive engine and boiler than the last one.” (p. 241) [more...]


[picture: Plate I.---Section of Locomotive Engine]

Plate I.—Section of Locomotive Engine

This is a cross-section through a steam engine (i.e. a railway locomotive, or a railroad engine as they say in North America). The description is a little hard to follow, so I made a [...]in colour to make them stand out. The description (also reproduced there) is as follows: [more...]


[picture: Plate I.---Section of Locomotive Engine [coloured letters]]

Plate I.—Section of Locomotive Engine [coloured letters]

This is a version of Plate I in which I have coloured the letters blue, to try to make it easier to follow the description, which I have also repeated here: [more...]


[picture: Crampton's Engines]

Crampton’s Engines

“The above figure is another plan of arranging the locomotive. The examples given on page 238 have eight wheels, the general run is six wheels with the large driving wheel in the middle; but in Crampton’s arrangement the large driving wheel is behind. In his engines circular motion is first given, by inside cylinders, to a cranked shaft, [...]