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Horizontal and Vertical cylinder steam engine ca. 1880s

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Default Horizontal and Vertical cylinder steam engine ca. 1880s

I am trying to identify this steam engine. It is a very finely engineered ca. 1880’s model twin horizontal and vertical cylinder table engine.

This is the most unusual steam engine design comprising a horizontal cylinder and a vertical cylinder that act with each other with a crank driven eccentric. The entire vertical cylinder slides while operating and is a sight to behold.

It has a rare E. Bourdon pressure gauge.

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On a cast iron base, are fixed a horizontal cylinder to the left and a tree in the center crankshaft or two eccentrics are mounted and a cast iron flywheel that has six spokes. On the right, two brass columns, serve to both guide the piston rod supporting power and the vertical cylinder exhaust tube.

This model was part of a collection of 36 steam engines from the Ecole Polytechnique Paris Museum collection sold by auction in October 2004 in Paris, France.

Has anyone ever seen this before and might know who made it and what happened to the design? Thanks!

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