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

The Ames boiler's steam pressure gauge shows in this photo. The Ames ran from 100 to 150 psi, depending on the boiler, not much compared to bigger, later steamers.
The Ames boiler's steam pressure gauge shows in this photo. The Ames ran from 100 to 150 psi, depending on the boiler, not much compared to bigger, later steamers.
Bill Vossler