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Stationary Steam Engine - 100 Mile House, BC
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member BK-Hunters
N 51° 38.507 W 121° 17.937
10U E 617703 N 5722568
Quick Description: One of a small collection of machinery at the 100 Mile House Visitor Centre is this small steam engine.
Location: British Columbia, Canada
Date Posted: 6/21/2019 11:52:16 AM
Waymark Code: WM10TCH
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member fi67
Views: 1

Long Description:
Behind the 100 Mile House Visitor Centre and beside the 100 Mile House Marsh, a protected waterfowl habitat developed by Ducks Unlimited, is a small area housing five individual pieces of machinery once used in the labour intensive process of turning trees into lumber, the primary industry in the 100 Mile House region.

This is an example of a stationary steam engine, a power unit which would have been ubiquitous in a lumber milling area, driving both sawmills and lumber harvesting machinery. This particular unit is incomplete, missing valve timing gear, pulley/flywheel and steam connections. Producing about 25 horsepower, this was not a very large unit, as sawmill steam engines go, and would have required a boiler to provide the steam to power it.

No maker's marks or nameplates were found on the unit.

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Type of Machine: Stationary Steam Engine

Year the machine was built: ca 1900

Year the machine was put on display: Unknown

Is there online documentation for this machine: Not listed

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