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Motorcycle Driven by Steam Operates Almost Noiselessly (May, 1936)

Motorcycle Driven by Steam Operates Almost Noiselessly

Silent except for a faint chug-chug at the start, a steam-driven motorcycle is in operation in Miami, Fla. It runs smoothly at one mile or fifty per hour, makes fifty miles per gallon of gasoline, kerosene or distillate and has no gears.

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HERCULES STEAM ENGINE (Apr, 1931)

HERCULES STEAM ENGINE

A Wonderful Offer.

Here s a wonderful offer. “Little Hercules” special steam engine. Made by “Weeden,” world s leading maker. This engine is of tine quality and highly finished in bright colors. Has heavy fly wheel smooth-running piston and heavy cylinder.

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Mercury Turbine Now a Success (Mar, 1931)

Thankfully Mercury Vapor Turbines are now obsolete.

Mercury Turbine Now a Success

New Power Idea Proves Its Value in Practical Use As Quicksilver Vapor Spins Electric Generator

By EARL CHAPIN MAY

WHEN, in 1914, William LeRoy Emmet, General Electric Company research engineer, first proposed that mercury vapor instead of steam could be used to drive a turbine wheel, scientists and engineers scoffed at him.

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UNCLE SAM GETS UP STEAM (Mar, 1941)

UNCLE SAM GETS UP STEAM

PICTURE Uncle Sam as a powerful, sleeping giant suddenly awakened in alarm and thrust into a frantic armament race. Imagine steam as the life-giving bloodstream of this industrial giant. Then the turbine—that revolving, efficient windmill of steam—naturally takes its place in the defense setup as the indispensable heart of this peaceful giant who has turned warrior.

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