Denis McCormack, of Cannonball House, St. Michaels, Md., will
erect a building of 3,500 square feet on the outskirts of the town
to house his collection of models and of steam and gas engines.
McCormack, who has written a number of articles for our
magazines, will also provide facilities for continuing his
restoration work on mechanical antiquities. He will make the
building available as a cultural and study center in the history of
The facilities will include a library of technical and early
books, pictures and drawings and related materials.
‘These,’ he told this magazine, ‘will cover the great
invention and development of steam and internal combustion power
which lifted such a burden of labor from man and beast and made
possible the fantastic development of industry and the vast raising
of the standards of living for the whole world,’ in the 18th,
19th and 20th centuries.