Sellers Self-Acting Injector

This is a self-adjusting and restarting injector similar to the Schutte Injector, but it does not have the steam jet for lifting water to the injector. It has the floating combining tube of the earlier injectors and the combination of two tubes in the same axial line with apertures between them, as with the Schutte Injector, which develop a vacuum in the feed pipe and make the injector automatically restarting.
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.
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date made
Physical Description
brass (overall material)
overall: 23 in x 11 1/2 in x 9 1/2 in; 58.42 cm x 29.21 cm x 24.13 cm
place made
United States: Pennsylvania, Philadelphia
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Work and Industry: Mechanical and Civil Engineering
Industry & Manufacturing
Bulletin 173
Engineering, Building, and Architecture
Data Source
National Museum of American History, Kenneth E. Behring Center
Credit Line
Gift of Wiliam sellers & Company, Inc. Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Related Publication
Frank A. Taylor. Catalog of the Mechanical Collections of the Division of Engineering United States National Museum, Bulletin 173

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