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Governor for Steam Engines

Medium:
mixed media
Dimensions:
18 x 13 x 4 in. (45.7 x 33.0 x 10.2 cm)
Type:
Sculpture-Maquette
Date:
1870
Topic:
Object\other\patent model  Search this
Credit Line:
Smithsonian American Art Museum, Gift of Alan and Ann Rothschild
Object number:
2011.37.8
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Department:
Painting and Sculpture
On View:
Smithsonian American Art Museum, Luce Foundation Center, 3rd Floor, 21A
Smithsonian American Art Museum, Luce Foundation Center
Smithsonian American Art Museum, Luce Foundation Center, 3rd Floor
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Faber Steam Engine, 1827

Maker:
F. and W. M. Faber  Search this
Physical Description:
cast iron (cylinder material)
wood (frame material)
Measurements:
timber bed: 186 in; x 472.44 cm
bore: 6 in; x 15.24 cm
shaft: 76 1/2 in; x 194.31 cm
flywheel: 79 in; x 200.66 cm
overall height: 65 in; 165.1 cm
stroke: 24 in; x 60.96 cm
Object Name:
steam engine
engine, steam, faber, ca. 1850
Place Made:
United States: Pennsylvania, Pittsburgh
Credit Line:
Gift of ASME
ID Number:
1980.0227.01
Catalog number:
1980.0227.01
Accession number:
1980.0227
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Work and Industry: Mechanical and Civil Engineering
Industry & Manufacturing
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Data Source:
National Museum of American History
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edanmdm:nmah_849029
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Lippincot Steam Engine Indicator

Measurements:
overall: 6 3/8 in x 11 1/2 in x 10 in; 16.1925 cm x 29.21 cm x 25.4 cm
Object Name:
indicator, steam engine
Subject:
Steam Engines  Search this
Credit Line:
Gift of Sydney Ayrey, Pompton Plains, New Jersey
ID Number:
MC.335701
Catalog number:
335701
Accession number:
1977.0353
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Hopkinson Steam Engine Indicator

Physical Description:
brass (overall material)
Measurements:
overall: 12 3/4 in x 2 9/16 in; 32.385 cm x 6.50875 cm
overall: 13 1/2 in x 6 1/8 in; 34.29 cm x 15.5575 cm
Object Name:
indicator, steam engine
Place made:
United Kingdom: Scotland
Date made:
ca 1855
Subject:
Steam Engines  Search this
ID Number:
1979.0344.01
Accession number:
1979.0344
Catalog number:
1979.0344.01
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Ashcroft-Tabor Steam Engine Indicator

Measurements:
overall: 5 1/4 in x 9 1/4 in x 8 in; 13.335 cm x 23.495 cm x 20.32 cm
Object Name:
indicator, steam engine
Subject:
Steam Engines  Search this
Credit Line:
Gift of Allen Mitchel & Co., Washington, D. C.
ID Number:
MC.335702
Catalog number:
335702
Accession number:
1977.0352
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Robertson Steam Engine Indicator

Measurements:
overall: 6 1/2 in x 9 1/2 in x 11 in; 16.51 cm x 24.13 cm x 27.94 cm
overall: case - from catalog card: 6 1/2 in x 9 1/2 in x 10 1/2 in; 16.51 cm x 24.13 cm x 26.67 cm
Object Name:
indicator, steam engine
Subject:
Steam Engines  Search this
Credit Line:
Gift of Koppers Co., Inc., Metal Products Division
ID Number:
MC.335714
Catalog number:
335714
Accession number:
1978.0167
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Thompson Matched Pair, Steam Engine Indicators

Measurements:
overall: 4 1/2 in x 12 1/4 in x 8 5/8 in; 11.43 cm x 31.115 cm x 21.9075 cm
Object Name:
indicator, steam engine
Subject:
Steam Engines  Search this
Credit Line:
Gift of Allen-Mitchell & Co., Washington, D. C.
ID Number:
MC.335703
Catalog number:
335703
Accession number:
1977.0352
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J. W. Thompson Steam Engine Indicator

Maker:
American Steam Gauge Company  Search this
Physical Description:
brass (overall material)
Measurements:
overall: 4 3/8 in x 9 in x 7 1/2 in; 11.1125 cm x 22.86 cm x 19.05 cm
Object Name:
indicator
indicator, steam engine
Subject:
Steam Engines  Search this
Credit Line:
Gift of Mr. Oscar W. Heimbergen, Mount Dora, Florida
ID Number:
MC.334616
Catalog number:
334616
1981.0394.01
Accession number:
1981.0394
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Richards Steam Engine Indicator, ca 1864

Maker:
Elliott Brothers  Search this
Physical Description:
brass (overall material)
paper (overall material)
Measurements:
indicator: 8 in x 8 1/2 in x 2 3/4 in; 20.32 cm x 21.59 cm x 6.985 cm
overall: 3 1/4 in x 9 1/2 in x 8 1/2 in; 8.255 cm x 24.13 cm x 21.59 cm
Object Name:
indicator
indicator, steam engine
Date made:
1864
Subject:
Steam Engines  Search this
ID Number:
1987.0657.01
Accession number:
1987.0657
Catalog number:
1987.0657.01
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Richards Steam Engine Indicator - ca 1863

Object Name:
indicator
indicator, steam engine, pressure recorder
Place made:
United States: Pennsylvania
Date made:
ca 1863
Subject:
Steam Engines  Search this
Related Publication:
Frank A. Taylor. Catalog of the Mechanical Collections of the Division of Engineering United States National Museum, Bulletin 173
Credit Line:
Gift of The Ball Engine Company, Erie, Pennsylvania
ID Number:
MC.307515
Catalog number:
307515
Accession number:
68187
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Exhibition:
Power Machinery
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National Museum of American History
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National Museum of American History
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Crosby Pair of Steam Engine Indicators, ca 1930

Measurements:
overall: from catalog card: 13 in x 10 in; 33.02 cm x 25.4 cm
overall: 5 1/2 in x 12 7/8 in x 9 3/4 in; 13.97 cm x 32.7025 cm x 24.765 cm
Object Name:
indicator, steam engine
Date made:
ca 1930
Subject:
Steam Engines  Search this
Credit Line:
Gift of Mrs. Janet R. Sneed, Charleson, South Carolina
ID Number:
MC.335062
Catalog number:
335062
Accession number:
314531
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Crosby Steam Engine Indicator, ca 1930

Measurements:
overall: 6 in x 10 in x 8 3/8 in; 15.24 cm x 25.4 cm x 21.2725 cm
overall: from catalog card: 10 in x 7 3/4 in; 25.4 cm x 19.685 cm
Object Name:
indicator, steam engine
Date made:
ca 1930
Subject:
Steam Engines  Search this
Credit Line:
Gift of Mrs. Janet R. Sneed, Charleston, South Carolina
ID Number:
MC.335063
Catalog number:
335063
Accession number:
314531
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McNaught Steam Engine Indicator - ca 1842

Object Name:
indicator, steam engine
pressure recorder
Place made:
United States: Pennsylvania
Date made:
ca 1825 - 1830
Subject:
Steam Engines  Search this
Related Publication:
Frank A. Taylor. Catalog of the Mechanical Collections of the Division of Engineering United States National Museum, Bulletin 173
Credit Line:
Gift of the Ball Engine Company, Erie, Pennsylvania
ID Number:
MC.307516
Accession number:
68187
Catalog number:
307516
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Robertson-Thompson Steam Engine Indicator - ca 1900

Physical Description:
wood (case material)
Measurements:
case: 6 1/2 in x 9 1/2 in x 10 1/2 in; 16.51 cm x 24.13 cm x 26.67 cm
Object Name:
indicator
indicator, steam engine
Place made:
United States: New York
Date made:
ca 1900
Subject:
Steam Engines  Search this
Credit Line:
Gift of Mr. E. E. Henry, Ardmore, Oklahoma
ID Number:
MC.315914
Catalog number:
315914
Accession number:
222962
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National Museum of American History
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[Train wth smoking steam engine in station, probably in New Mexico. Stereo photonegative,] 1904

Publisher:
Underwood & Underwood  Search this
H.C. White Co  Search this
Photographer:
White, C. W  Search this
Physical description:
Silver gelatin on glass
1 item, 3-3/4" x 7"
Type:
Photographs
Stereoscopic photographs
Place:
New Mexico
Date:
1904
1900-1910
Topic:
Railroads  Search this
Steam-engines  Search this
Trains  Search this
Local number:
RSN 1129
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Underwood & Underwood Glass Stereograph Collection 1895-1921
Data Source:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
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Watt Steam Engine Indicator (Replica, 1927)

Maker, reproduction:
U.S. National Museum  Search this
Object Name:
indicator
Place made, reproduction:
United States: District of Columbia
Place made, original:
United Kingdom: England
Date made, reproduction:
ca 1920s
Associated Date:
ca 1796
Subject:
Steam Engines  Search this
Related Publication:
Frank A. Taylor. Catalog of the Mechanical Collections of the Division of Engineering United States National Museum, Bulletin 173
ID Number:
MC.309680
Catalog number:
309680
Accession number:
107401
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Steam Engine

Creator:
United States National Museum Photographic Laboratory  Search this
Subject:
United States National Museum  Search this
Arts and Industries Building (Washington, D.C.)  Search this
Physical description:
10 x 8;
Type:
Glass negatives
Date:
1880
1880s
Local number:
SIA Acc. 11-006 [MAH-1256]
Restrictions & Rights:
No restrictions. All requests for duplication and use must be submitted in writing and approved by the Smithsonian Institution Archives. Contact SIA Reference Staff for further information (email photos@si.edu)
Public Domain
Data Source:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
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Memorandum of Agreement [specifications for a locomotive steam engine] [manuscript]

Author:
Jackson, Richard  Search this
Donor:
Burndy Library DSI  Search this
Physical description:
1 item (3 p.) : ill. ; 43 cm
Type:
Manuscripts
Date:
1833
Topic:
Steam-engines--Design and construction  Search this
Call number:
MSS852 B
MSS 852 B
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_176738

Toy Steam Engine

Physical Description:
brass (overall material)
wood (base material)
Measurements:
flywheel-from catalog card: 5 1/4 in; x 13.335 cm
boiler-from catalog card: 7 3/8 in x 2 3/4 in; x 18.7325 cm x 6.985 cm
overall-from catalog card: 14 in x 9 3/4 in x 9 in; 35.56 cm x 24.765 cm x 22.86 cm
overall: 14 in x 9 3/4 in x 8 5/8 in; 35.56 cm x 24.765 cm x 21.9075 cm
Object Name:
toy, steam engine and boiler
steam engine and boiler, toy
Date made:
early 20th century
Related Publication:
Maass, Eleanor A.. Greville Bathe's "Theatre of Machines": The Evolution of a Scholar and His Collection
Credit Line:
Bequest of the Estate of Greville I. Bathe
ID Number:
MC.329014
Catalog number:
329014
Accession number:
278175
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Engineering Steam Toys and Models
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Toy Steam Engine

Physical Description:
brass (overall material)
wood (base material)
Measurements:
overall: 15 1/4 in x 9 3/4 in x 9 3/4 in; 38.735 cm x 24.765 cm x 24.765 cm
flywheel - from catalog card: 4 in; x 10.16 cm
boiler - from catalog card: 6 in x 2 5/8 in; x 15.24 cm x 6.6675 cm
overall - from catalog card: 15 in x 9 3/4 in x 9 3/4 in; 38.1 cm x 24.765 cm x 24.765 cm
Object Name:
toy, steam engine and boiler
steam engine and boiler, toy
Date made:
early 20th century
Related Publication:
Maass, Eleanor A.. Greville Bathe's "Theatre of Machines": The Evolution of a Scholar and His Collection
Credit Line:
Bequest of the Estate of Greville I. Bathe
ID Number:
MC.329015
Catalog number:
329015
Accession number:
278175
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