Rare Ames Steam Engine: Ames Iron Works Design Prone to Boiler Explosion

There’s not much known about this early Ames steam engine except it has a poor boiler design

Perched high on top of the Ames, the engineer would have had a clear view of the action.
Perched high on top of the Ames, the engineer would have had a clear view of the action.
Bill Vossler