1902 Corliss Tandem Engine Video

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

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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.

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