The Waterloo Standard 18 Horsepower Traction Engine

| December 2008

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Built to conform with the rigid Government Specifications of all the Provinces of Canada.

Governmental Steam Allowance, 175 Pounds


• Boiler barrel - 30 inches in diameter, 5/16-inch in thickness

• Longitudinal seam - triple riveted lap

• Firebox - length 38 inches, width 26-1/4 inches, depth 36 inches

• Grate area - 6.85 square feet

• Stay bolts - 7/8-inch diameter

• Tubes - 41 in number, 2 inches in diameter, 84 inches long

• Heating surface - 187 square feet

• Working pressure - 170 pounds per square inch

• Cylinder - 8-1/2 inches in diameter, stroke 10 inches

• Crankshaft - 2-7/8 inches in diameter

• Flywheel - 40 inches in diameter, 11-inch face

• Revolutions - 230 per minute

• Front wheels - 44 inches in diameter, 10 inches wide

• Rear wheels - 66 inches in diameter, 16 inches wide

• Traction speed - 2.75 MPH

• Shipping weight - 17,000 pounds

Standard Equipment

Jacket on barrel and wagon top, platform fitted with steel water tank, wooden supply and toolbox and patent coupler, Ham headlight, oil pump, lubricator, two Penberthy injectors, pop safety valve, steam gauge, whistle Gardner wide-range governor, blower cock, water gauge, all necessary cocks, valves, oilers, injectors hose, oil can wrenches, flue cleaner, poker and scraper.

(The) 16 HP tractions are built according to above specifications excepting tubes are 70 inches long, cylinder 8 inches in diameter, rear wheels 60 inches in diameter.

- From a 1916 Ontario Catalogue of High-Class Waterloo Threshing Machinery catalog.


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