This twin cylinder reversible engine has a delightfully complex Baker valve gear to switch the engine from forward to reverse, and you can even control the stroke length. The Baker valve gear was designed by the A. Of Swanton, Ohio and was issued its first patents in 1903.
The main difference with the Walschaerts valve gear (which was the style at the time) was that is used more pin joints to prevent wear and reduce maintenance. Also this arrangement allowed for more valve rod travel.
This Baker valve gear arrangement is rarely seen on a model steam engine, due to its complexity and the many extra hours of work involved in machining the parts from stock. The valve and piston rods are well packed and leak very little. HAND BUILT TWIN CYLINDER COMPACT TABLE MODEL LIVE TOY STEAM ENGINE.
COMPACT HAND BUILT STEAM ENGINE PLANT. Very well built hand machined twin cylinder engine.
A nice, solid, heavy, well built quality engine. Base: 14-1/8" x 6" (36cm x 15cm) Bore & Stroke: 1-1/4" x 1-1/4" (32mm x 32mm) Flywheel dia. 6 (15cm) Weight: 26 lbs (11.8kg). Welcome to Dave's Engine Room! Today we have a compact but heavy one-of steam engine hand made in the USA.The engine is mounted on an attractive wood plinth supported by 4 columns. Please have a look at the many detailed photos. Please watch the video below. It can say more than I can of this very nice engine. Therefore I set a'starting price' that I believe, for this item, is very reasonable when all aspects of this very rare machine have been considered.
This way the'reserve price' is right out in the open and transparent. I realize my listing says "no reserve" but there truly is no hidden reserve price. Also, we will take and send photos to detail any part the sender requests.We're happy to help! Here at Dave's Engine Room, we are happy to offer primarily toy steam and stirling engines from many makers in many countries and from many different years in history. It's a thrill to share our passion for toy steam collecting with new collectors and seasoned veterans alike. We also will offer many different items such as musical instruments, collectibles, religious items, slightly more'eclectic' things and, well, just "stuff"! You will never know what you will find in Dave's Engine Room!
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