7” x 7” Twin-Simple Steam Launch Engine

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7” x 7” Twin-Simple Steam Launch Engine

In 1879 the noted British engineer William Ripper published a student handbook titled Machine Drawing and Design for Technical Schools, which included drawings of a number of projects to use as examples.

My favorite is the “Twin-Simple (non-condensing) Steam Launch Engine, typical of those used to power small river launches often seen on the Thames River. I doubt that it was ever actually “made”, so I decided to do so in SolidWorks to see if it would. It does! My CAD model is fully mated and animated, with a “motor” applied to the crankshaft. It is most interesting to see it “run”!

The # 5047 Gicleč print available from our gallery is an almost exact duplicate of that illustrated, in fine hand-tipped color, from Mr. Ripper’s book.

From the same book I also created a typical “Engine Lathe” of the period, which I will share on these pages in the future.


Fine Art Prints and Drawings

All color prints are temporarily not available as we relocate our business.
Blackline drawings will remain available.

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7” x 7” Twin-Simple Steam Launch Engine, 1879
Digitally Created Image (DCI) “Vintage Print”
Edition: Signed and numbered, Edition of 250
Medium: Archival Museum; 19 mil acid-free
Satin Matte White
5047: 20” x 16” $125 U.S. Unframed,
Includes shipping

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7” x 7” Twin-Simple Steam Launch Engine, 1879
Digitally Created Image (DCI) “Vintage Print”
Edition: Signed and numbered, Edition of 250
Medium: Archival Museum; 19 mil acid-free
Satin Matte White
5048: 16” x 20” $125 U.S. Unframed
, Includes shipping



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1879 Twin-Simple Steam Launch Engine
Large 36" x 24" exact scale blackline drawing perfect for modelling. Shipped rolled in a heavy square card tube.
6017: 1:4 Scale $29.95 US
, Includes shipping

 

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