Lawler's Model 200-20B.H.P. steam tractor converted from a Cockshutt No. 20 tractor. Rear view showing steam condenser and water pump drive off side P. T. O. Engine is a four cylinder uniflow type 3-1/16 x 4 bore. Steam generator is a high pressure type 1
Steam is without doubt the greatest mechanical power, (past present and future) ever given to man. Man owes his entire basic and continued modern progress to Steam Power and to steam's very close cousin, Water Power. Eighty to ninety percent of man's power necessities and conveniences in the home, factory and business are now dependant upon Steam Power. The other 10% to 20% is furnished by Steam's cousin, Water Power.
To mention a few of the conveniences man depends upon in this push button age are: lights, telephones, home appliances, heat, factory power (including the making of our clothing, homes, and the millions of things our modern age depends on).
Steam originated and built our Modern Transportation System on land, sea and air and will, with the aid of such fuels as Atomic, the sun's heat, heat from the core of the earth, and the other modern fuels continue to advance man to the pinnacle of his earthly existence.
The nature of steam with its smoothness, quietness, unlimited power and speed, great torque at any speed, flexibility, portability, etc., lends itself to all of man's basic needs and desires.
In recent years, steam is possibly unmatched in its increase in efficiency as to use of fuel, less maintenance, less weight per actual torque, etc. etc. in almost all fields including rail transportation.
We have quite a store of information on this subject which we will release from time to time.
We welcome sincere questions that c an be answered in these columns. We especially welcome information and pictures on modern steam, whether built for commercial use or as a hobby.
What are you designing, building or doing with modern Steam? Please address your questions and information to: ALBERT M. CRANSTON, 1416 E. Santa Ana Street, Anaheim, California.
Since people interested in Modern Steam Power are especially interested in a steam power plant to use in automobiles, boats, trucks and thousands of other uses, we are presenting a new steam power plant that is now available from the builder at a very reasonable price and that has successfully gone through extensive testing and improving through a number of years.
The builder is Mr. James H. Lawler, 8125 State Street, South Gate, California.
We wish to thank Mr. Lawler for his fine pictures and information that speaks for itself.
We have seen these engines run many times personally.