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    Posted 3 years ago

    Mr.Prince
    (17 items)

    I just got this little steam engine a few weeks ago; I've always thought they were cool but this was my first chance at one at a garage sale. I figure it's been used a lot because of what looks like a burn hole in the base. I can't find any markings, so I'd appreciate any info if you have an idea on the maker. I was also wondering if the little whistle at the top would actually sound when it ran.
    Thanks.

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    1. hotairfan hotairfan, 3 years ago
      Great find.
      This is called a wobble engine, mainly because the piston and housing wobble to get the steam supply to both ends of the cyl. It appears that this was fired by an alcohol burner. A little glass lab burner with a wick would probably work fine in this engine, and yes the whistle should blow when you get a head of steam. I can't determine exactly who made this model steam engine, possibly a Weeden. You'll find that model steam engines offer a world of interest. Soon we'll make a steam head out of you, like the rest of us. Happy steaming.... hotairfan
    2. Mr.Prince Mr.Prince, 3 years ago
      Thanks for the info hotairfan. Exactly what I was hoping for.

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