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juliana schilke

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Member since November 15, 2013


  • 2014-01-04_0812_177_

    The Eclipse Corliss Engine Group Classic Engineering Cambridge Tribune Volume XXXVIII Plant Differs from the Ordinary Commercial Boller-Room. The steady growth of a tall creamcolored chimney at the northerly end of the "new site of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology marks where the new boile:-hou.sc is being buP.t, ami with such rapidity that a month hence will see it in commission. The strain will then be available for drying the plastering that is being applied in quantity to the walls of the offices; study rooms and laboratories. The now plant will at the beginning develop about 2.00Q horse-power In steam. It is modelled on the lines of a very modern power hoqse but unusually condensed, being ten feet narrower than any other station of similar capacity. This narrowness Is because the building lies in the 90 foot strip belonging to Technology between Vassar street and the railway.

    Thi latter affords economical delivery of coal in large quantities, and witli mechanical stokers and otlfer appliances the coal is not handled by men at any stagre of its use. The boilei s lie transverse to the street and railway, being so placed in order to make more easy the addition of other boilers as the future needs of the growing Institute may demand. There will be 1,650 horse-power of new boiler. 1 - and 4(HI i emoved from Trinity place, the new ones being of the Babuock and Wilcox pattern, with HI ley stokers and working under forced draught. one especial feature will be tha...

  • George H. Corliss

    Community, Industrial Design

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    Corliss Boiler Room Steam Engine Group by George H. Corliss Are you an engineer inventor who can sell your own ideas? George Henry Corliss was. During the industrial age, Corliss (1817 - 1888) left school at age 14 and spent his early years working in New York as a clerk in a factory store. He attended an academy in Vermont, but opted to return to the only business he had known previously and opened his own store, working as a merchant. Bored with routine tasks, around age 23, he began to use his mechanical talents to invent and perfect machinery, and after a few years was awarded his first patent for a boot-stitching machine. Corliss moved from New York to Providence, RI, to seek funding to market and produce the stitching machine but his plans changed when he became interested in steam engines. As a result, he took a job at Fairbanks, Bancroft, and Company as a draftsman for their steam engine and boiler manufacturing firm. He rose in seniority, was able to work on his own projects at the company, and after a few years, left to pursue his own ideas as senior partner in Corliss, Nightingale, and Co. His new ideas improved steam engine design which benefited the entire world. Corliss invented a valve that allowed steam to quickly pressurize a piston, moving it back and forth before the steam could condense. He also created governors that would control the steam and exhaust. These advances reduced waste heat and allowed the engine to operate with more uniform motion and lowere...

  • The_home_of_the_corliss_engine_-_machinery_hall_132_

    Introduction A full one hundred years removed from the signing of the Declaration of Independence, America celebrated in style. It was a celebration that was carefully planned years in advance, and it cost the country lots of time, money, and resources.

    Philadelphia was selected to host this great affair. Historically speaking, there was no better choice. In 1876, America was the home of the world’s fair - The Centennial Exhibition - to celebrate 100 years of American freedom. As all world’s fairs are, it was to be a showcase of cultures, both foreign and domestic, a grand stage for individual nation’s to show the rest of the world exactly "what they were made of," a lesson in diversity, and a celebration of that diversity.

    However, from what I have read, the Centennial Exhibition of 1876 did not quite capture the worldly sphere of influence that it had hoped for. Instead, it was a showcase of American strength, pride, and technology. The buildings were tremendous and beautiful. They all stood firm with an awesome presence. But, there was one building in particular that held a special significance. It is possible that even the people who visited the fair did not grasp its importance. Inside Machinery Hall stood a huge mechanical wonder. Not only was it the main attraction at the Centennial, but the Corliss Steam Engine signified the end of an era, and the beginning of another.

    For six months, visitors from all around the world walked through the fair ground...