1902 Corliss Tandem Engine Video

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By Gas Engine Magazine Editors

Watch a 1902 Corliss tandem compound steam engine built by J. & W. McNaught Ltd.

Harry Olynx

Watch Elsie, a huge Corliss run in this clip featuring a tandem compound steam engine which means, both the low and the high-pressure cylinder are working in line on the same piston rod with a single crank. The engine dates from 1902 and was built by J. & W. McNaught Ltd, the Corliss specialists at Rochdale. She could do 180hp @ 75rpm and was able to drive up to 1000 looms.

Filmed in 2013 at the Bolton Steam Museum, this video includes educational infographics with technical details and thorough labeling.

Published on Apr 12, 2021
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