Sunday, October 4, 2009

Steam Power

Joseph & I are the proud owners of an 1890 steam engine. We are SO excited! Joseph plans to use it as part of a system to generate power. He had to go to Mass. this week to work on a biodiesel plant, & went to look at it on the way home. He bought it from an Amish farmer in upstate NY, who was pleased to sell it to someone who would use it for its intended purpose, rather than scrap it. It was originally used to provide power for a large manor house. It's extremely heavy, & as you can see from the pictures, took quite a bit of finagling to get it off the truck. After all was said & done, I realized Joseph definitely deserved a standing ovation. Off to glean a neighbor farmer's field for corn for our chickens!

Pondering how to proceed

Working with the come-along

Moving it into position

Using the chain hoist

Starting to get it upright

It's off the truck!

A Westinghouse. Built with pride in America.

On blocks in its temporary location while we build a generator room.

1 comment:

cookingwithgas said...

Ya- Hoo!
Looks like a great find!