William Mont Storm Engine, Patent Model


This model formed part of the application to the U.S. Patent Office for the patent issued to William Mont Storm on July 11, 1865, no. 48777.

This is a 3-cylinder engine of a radial type, designed to produce rotary motion with compactness and simplicity.

The engine consists of two horizontal, opposed, single-acting cylinders and one vertical double-acting cylinder. The pistons of the horizontal cylinders are extended and joined to form a slotted crosshead in which one crank of the crankshaft moves. The piston in the vertical cylinder has a much shorter stroke and the piston rod from it extends to a second cross head and crank. D-slide valves are operated by a very small crank at the end of the crankshaft, in a valve chest located at the center of the engine. The engine is reversible.


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: 1865Patent Date: 1865-07-11

Inventor: Storm, William Mont

Location: Currently not on view

Place Made: United States: New YorkAssociated Place: United States: New York, New York City

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.309195Catalog Number: 309195Accession Number: 89797Patent Number: 48,777

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

Measurements: overall-from catalog card: 6 in x 8 in; 15.24 cm x 20.32 cmoverall: 8 1/4 in x 9 1/8 in x 5 3/4 in; 20.955 cm x 23.1775 cm x 14.605 cm

Guid: http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ng49ca746a6-7dea-704b-e053-15f76fa0b4fa

Record Id: nmah_847118

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