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Old 12-06-2013, 12:47 AM
 
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the boiler would have been classified as high pressure but not over 30 PIS the Steam feed pipe was made of copper and if I remember right at around 30 psi copper starts to get soft and would soon brake. If I read my notes right one valve read "Sheppard & Timmons Co. Patent" This boat also has a copper siphon with a steam tub of about 1 inch and the whole tub with an inside dia , of 3 1/2 inches the piece I saw was 45" long. She also had a capstan that took 6 arms With a bearl dia, at base of 27 inches and and height of 35 inches. Her wheel had about 12 iron arms with buckets 12 Ft by up to 20 Inches.
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