1895 Rider-Ericsson Hot-Air Pumping Engine

Collector stumbles upon rare century-old Sterling cycle engine designed to pump water

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The only difference between Steve's model Rider-Ericsson and the full-size engine is the legs. The model represents the use of ornate cast iron legs that were usually seen on the full-size engine. Steve's engine, though, has simpler cast steel legs, better for transporting the engine to shows.