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| September/October 1964



Steam Engine

The Williams Grove Steam Engine Assn. Inc. beautiful Number 5 at their May steam-up The organization purchased this engine and track by selling stock to interested folks. They are quite proud of it, and I believe they plan to add to it when possible. The

Thanks for everything Anna Mae

and By Now. Steamendously yours, L. R. Smith

Invented and manufactured by a man in Iowa Falls, Iowa it was advertised as the engine that 'breathed' as it had an exhaust port at end of cylinder which was uncovered by piston at a few degrees before end of power stroke, and port remained open until closed by piston on exhaust stroke. This arrangement allowed much of the burned gas to escape before conventional exhaust valve opened, thus causing a rather odd sounding exhaust. Patented in 1904 they were made in several sizes and were extensively used on washing machines, feed grinders, small saws etc. This one runs perfectly and is a source of amusement to the younger folks, with its hit, then coast for awhile, action.

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