William Mont Storm Engine, Patent Model

Description:

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.

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.

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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