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

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Subject: [Leica] Sterling engine
From: jhnichols at (Jim Nichols)
Date: Mon, 5 Oct 2009 12:08:22 -0500
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Very interesting, Larry.  Thanks for sharing.  Nice photo.

Jim Nichols
Tullahoma, TN USA
----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Lawrence Zeitlin" <lrzeitlin at>
To: "Leica LUG" <lug at>
Sent: Monday, October 05, 2009 12:01 PM
Subject: [Leica] Sterling engine

> 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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