Leuchsenring Rotary Water Engine, Patent Model


This model was submitted to the U.S. Patent Office with the application for the patent issued to Robert Leuchsenring, of New Bedford, Massachusetts, March 9, 1880, no. 225226.

This is a form of engine in which a drum-shaped rotor turns in a casing, which is eccentric to the center of the drum, so that the drum runs against one part of the casing and a crescent-shaped annular space is formed between the casing and the drum. Water is admitted tangentially to the drum to one side of and away from the point at which the drum and casing meet. The water impinges upon abutments on the drum, turns the drum, and discharges from the engine about two-thirds of the way around the casing. The abutments on the drum slide into the drum to pass the casing and are held against the casings by springs.


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.

Date Made: 1880Patent Date: 1880-03-09

Inventor: Leuchsenring, Robert

Location: Currently not on view

Place Made: United States: MassachusettsAssociated Place: United States: Massachusetts, New Bedford

See more items in: Work and Industry: Mechanical and Civil Engineering, Bulletin 173, Engineering, Building, and Architecture, Work, Industry & Manufacturing


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Related Publication: Frank A. Taylor. Catalog of the Mechanical Collections of the Division of Engineering United States National Museum, Bulletin 173

Data Source: National Museum of American History

Id Number: MC.308709Catalog Number: 308709Accession Number: 89797Patent Number: 225,226

Object Name: engine, rotary, steam, modelpatent model, engine, rotary steamObject Type: Patent Model

Measurements: on oak base-from catalog card: 10 in x 9 in x 7 in; 25.4 cm x 22.86 cm x 17.78 cmoverall: 8 5/8 in x 9 3/4 in x 7 in; 21.9075 cm x 24.765 cm x 17.78 cm

Guid: http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ng49ca746a6-602c-704b-e053-15f76fa0b4fa

Record Id: nmah_847079

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