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William Sawyer manuscript history of the Corliss steam-engine, 1988

view William Sawyer manuscript history of the Corliss steam-engine, 1988 digital asset number 1
Donor:
Vogel, Robert M
Author:
Sawyer, William D
Creator:
Corliss, George H (George Henry) 1817-1888
Physical description:
.3 cu. ft. : 1 box
Type:
Photocopies
Collection descriptions
Xerographic copies
Manuscripts
Drawings
Date:
1988
20th century
1980-1990
Notes:
George Corliss received US Patent 6162 for his valve gear on March 10, 1849, a more efficient type of steam engine which ran more efficiently on less fuel. The patent covered the use of a wrist-plate to convey the valve motion from a single eccentric to the four valves of the engine, as well as the use of trip valves with variable cutoff under governor control that were associated with Corliss Engines.
Summary:
The collection contains a manuscript about George Corliss by William Sawyer, 1988, "Corliss--Man and Mchine"; with photocopies of drawings and illustrations.
Cite as:
Corliss Steam-engine Reference Collection, 1988, Archives Center, National Museum of American History
Topic:
Steam-engines
Corliss steam-engine
Local number:
2014.3063 (NMAH Acc.)
Restrictions:
Unrestricted research access on site by appointment
Data Source:
Archives Center - NMAH

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