History of a C.H. Brown Stationary Steam Engine

Inventor and builder C.H. Brown developed the automatic cutoff steam engine; this 150 HP model powered a New Hampshire sawmill for almost 75 years.

C.H. Brown engine
The C.H. Brown engine before removal, barely visible under the roof of its home of some 50 years. At one time an effort was made to set the engine up as a coin-operated attraction, a modified automotive driveline supplying power to turn the engine over so tourists could view it in action.