Antique (Possibly 1850 - 1900 vintage) Live Steam Model Boiler
OAL = 26” OAW = 8.5” OAH = 17”
Shell Dia: = 6” Shell Length = 14” Firebox = 7” X 7”
(12) 1/2” X 14” Tubes (Probably brass or copper) (1) Dual Safety Valve
(1) Gauge Glass w/isolation & blowdown valves. (2) Try cocks
Burns: Solid Fuel: Coal, Coke, Charcoal, Wood, Esbit? (2) Sections of Grates
Wet BAck (1) Large Clean Out (Manway) w/strongbacks
0-150 psi Pressure Gauge
(2) 1/2” Dia. Cylinders Stroke = 2” Slide Valves
Felt (wick lubricator cups): all rotating points Flywheel = 3” Dia. X 1” Wide
Steam Engine Drives Boiler (Reciprocating) Feed Water Pump
Cylinders are machined from a brass block that also supports the rear (smoke box end of the boiler.
Note: Above information is provided from visual (hands on) inspection supplemented by general measurements.
This live steam boiler and 2 cyl. engine is a very nice collectors item. It is a quality “TOY”. The engine is compound, uniflow type and water pressure tested to 180 psi. The unit was steam tested and is reported to be safe for operation @ 60 psi. It is reported that a patent was applied for sometime between 1850 and 1900?? The unit is typical of those used to operated steam boats of that era. The engine will run on 30 psi steam.