100 Year Old Model Airplane Engine


  100 yr old model airplane steam engine  

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It is not clear what the provenance of this little steam engine is.  It appears to be  a rotary valve engine with the valve being in the aft end of the crankshaft.  Note that the wooden propeller is still partially in place.  It appears to be a counter-flow engine and not the preferred uni-flow design.  Years ago steam engines were the only show in town and thus used for everything from running sewing machines to little model trains to building the Panama Canal.
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