Engine, Erie Engine Works Stationary Steam

Engine, Erie Engine Works Stationary Steam
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Purchased in 1985 by Willits Redwood Conpany for future power supply in their sawmill. The engine was removed from the Pacific Paperboard mill in Longview, Washington after a fire destroyed most of the mill. The unique Moore & White governor assembly allowed the engine which operated the plywood lathes to compensate for differences in log sizes, to provide a constant feet/minute flow of veneer to teh rest of the plywood operation. Restored in 1986. The original pistons were built up with brass, new rings were manufactured, valves refaced, and some bearings repoured. This stationary steam engine has 150 horsepower; the wheel can turn 6 times a second or 350-RPM (Revolutions per Minute). It turns 1 time each second when idling (60 RPM). Steam consumption is 10,000 lbs. per hour and the flywheel has a diameter of 80 inches, the bore is 11 inches and the stroke is 13 inches. [Photo © George Bush]