Ericsson Hot-Air Engine Model

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Description
This is a small demonstrating engine of the type patented by John Ericsson on March 30, 1880 (accession number 251286).
This engine is equipped with a gas-heated furnace and has metal radiating fins at the upper end of the cylinder in place of the usual water jacket.
A brass plate on the engine is inscribed: “To Mrs. E. W. Stoughton from her friend John Ericsson.”
Reference:
This description comes from the 1939 Catalog of the Mechanical Collections of the Division of Engineering United States Museum Bulletin 173 by Frank A. Taylor.
Location
Currently not on view
place made
United States: New York
Physical Description
brass (overall material)
iron (base material)
Measurements
iron base - from catalog card: 5 3/4 in x 8 in; 14.605 cm x 20.32 cm
overall: 12 1/8 in x 5 3/4 in x 9 1/4 in; 30.7975 cm x 14.605 cm x 23.495 cm
ID Number
MC.308142
catalog number
308142
accession number
70417
Credit Line
Gift of American Society of Civil Engineers, New York, New York
subject
Engine
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Work and Industry: Mechanical and Civil Engineering
Work
Industry & Manufacturing
Bulletin 173
Engineering, Building, and Architecture
Data Source
National Museum of American History, Kenneth E. Behring Center

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