Patent Model - Apparatus for the Generation of Motive Power

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Josiah Du Bois, Sr. (b.1845, d.1916), Patentee
Production date
May 03 1881
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Sheet iron, steel, glass, paper
17 x 16 1/2 x 17 1/2" (43.2 x 41.9 x 44.5cm)
Du Bois claims as new, first, "the combination of a furance, a steam-generator composed of one or more cylinders, a superheating cylinder or cylinders, and a steam-receiving cylinder, the said superheating-cylinder being located and connected so as to conduct the steam from the generator to the receiver and subdivided within two large compartments, which are joined to each other by series of small compartments or passages, the steam being divided within into several streams as it passes though, to rapidly super-heat the steam..." (Patent Number 240,978)
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