Baxter's Portable Steam Engine

 
Baxter's Portable Steam Engine
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  • Title :     Baxter's Portable Steam Engine
  • Artist:     William Baxter Designer Colt's Patent Fire Arms Manufacturing Co., Manufacturer
  • Accession:     1992.2.2
  • Country:     United States Hartford Connecticut
  • Date:     circa 1885
  • Dimensions:     Inches 63-1/2 38 35, Centimeters 161.3 96.5 88.9
  • Collection:     Object
  • Category:     Industrial Design
  • Subject:     Machines , Technology , Industrial Design
  • Credit Line:     The Wolfsonian–Florida International University, Miami Beach, Florida, Gift of Finlay Matheson
  • URL:     1992.2.2.JPG
  • Tags:     Industrial Design
Description:
Portable steam engine; inverted engine cylinder built into top of a vertical cast-iron boiler, broiler lacquered black; fire box at the center of the boiler is accessed through door at lower front, ash box door is accessed through smaller door just below; smoke pipe for exhaust attached at top rear; gold-plated temperature and pressure controls, wooden handles, arranged around upper body of boiler; engine, lacquered red, mounted on top of the boiler; arched vertical bars support gold-plated piston; to side of piston, within circumference of boiler, are band and fly wheels, each lacquered dark maroon with bright red accents outlined in black.