The Corliss Tandem Compound Steam Engine is named after the revolutionary valve design by George Corliss and represents the late 19th century steam engines used to power American industry.

Engines of this type powered textile and steel mills, shoe factories, water works and other facilities requiring large amounts of power. This engine was manufactured in Providence, R.I., and was installed in the Cranston Print Works of Cranston, R.I.

Specifications: High-pressure cylinder bore 16 in., low-pressure cylinder bore 28 in., stroke 44 in., developing 600 hp, with a 16 ft. diameter flywheel and a total weight of 90 tons.

Accession no. 1992G45

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