Archived posting to the Leica Users Group, 2009/10/05

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Subject: [Leica] Sterling engine
From: lrzeitlin at (Lawrence Zeitlin)
Date: Mon, 5 Oct 2009 13:01:51 -0400

Most of us have read about Sterling engines but very few have actually seen
one. This is an 1890s era Sterling water pump engine snapped at an antique
farm machinery show. It runs on the waste heat from a small coal stove,
generates about one horsepower and pumps about two gallons of water a
minute. It is almost dead silent. Unfortunately it weighs about as much as a
Volkswagen. Far too heavy for a motorbike.
Larry Z

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