Friday, August 8, 2014

KIMBLE STEAM ENGINE

Time for another engine project and this time the Kimble Engine out of Elmer Verburg's book was selected, because it is different. Rather than a piston it has a vane.
The engine was invented by Emory Kimble near the end of the 1800s and manufactured by the Comstock Manufacturing Co. in Michigan. The original engines ranged in size from 2HP to 45 HP, and were produced at a rate of about 25 per month. In addition to the US, shipments were sent to a number of foreign countries.



The model is a simplified version of the original, and is constructed of brass, stainless steel, with an aluminum base. It was under construction for about a week.
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