Don C. Williams Engine
|Don C. Williams worked with the Richard Smith steam power plant design and fabricated this very neat and well crafted steam power plant. It was shown at a few of the steam club meets in California and no one knows if it was ever fired up and run. No one knows where this plant is. Smith considered himself to be an expert on steam generation. That involved good combustion, good heat exchange in a monotube boiler, and above all, a very good control system. Smith did not have the resources to be in the engine manufacturing business. He did what he could to get a steam engine running.|
At various times he used rotary valves and bash valves, and at one point both in combination so the engine was self starting. The article is from Vol. 12, No. 1, 1970 of The Steam Automobile published by the Steam Automobile Club of America.
An article in The Steam Automobile Vol. 12, No.1, 1970 is in the designer's own words.