Single Valve Automatic Engine


             I picked up the MSU horizontal steam engine yesterday and it is a beauty.  It came, obviously, from an engineering lab as it has a nice bed and wheeled frame and has a built in Prony brake with an old fashioned scale and wooden brake pads and it has a built in indicator complete with the string to pull it and all plumbed in to measure cylinder pressures and it has a beautiful inertial and centrifugal governor in the flywheel.  It turns over easily.  Just an old-fashioned slide valve double acting horizontal mill engine, but a beautiful example.  Probably a 4” bore.  Did not figure the stroke yet. 

  MSU single valve automatic engine

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