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Gas-fired DeLamater Ericsson in action

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Default Gas-fired DeLamater Ericsson in action

Just finished a "reconditioning" of this engine. I won't call it restoration since I only needed to add the air chambers, rebuild the pump and get a new piston leather. It is nearly as nice as when it left DeLamater Iron Works in New York City in the late 1880s-early 1890s: no wear in any of the bearings and runs as quiet as a mouse, or at least as a rat. The first DeLamaters from the early 1880s had a simple cylindrical pump, shorter water jacket, lighter flywheel, and thinner, weaker linkages. The improved version got a new pump designed by Thomas Rider (son of Rider engine inventor A.K. Rider), beefier linkages and a heavier flywheel. Thomas Rider, in charge of all hot air engine production at DeLamater at the time, also patented an inner sleeve used inside the hot cylinder to increase efficiency.

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