Photograph shows fire fighters and steam fire engines in front of the Alexandria, Virginia fire department which was taken over by Union forces in early 1863.
Moteur hydrostatique & a base de tous liquides à mouvement perpetuel relatif, c'est-à-dire, soumis à la casse, à l'usure des pièces, à l'entretien de sa base & à la volanté de l'homme / Invention de J.B. Métivier, 1867, Paris.
Design drawings for a hydrostatic motor capable of up to 100,000 horse power, for use in air, sea and land transportation, invented by J.B. Metivier in 1867. (Source: A.G. Renstrom, LC staff, 1981-82).
Our centennial--President Grant and Dom Pedro starting the Corliss engine / from a sketch by Theo. R. Davis.
Print show large crowd around Ulysses Grant, Pedro II (Emperor of Brazil), and large Corliss engine at Centennial Exposition in Philadelphia, Pa.
Photo shows men at the foundry and machine shop that produced automobile engines in 1903 and merged with Cadillac Motor Co. in 1905.
Home and fruit stand of the Cavicchio family. 64 Bedford Street. Somerville, Mass. Both the mother and Mary, 10 years old, worked off and on all day out here with the soot from the passing engines dropping so fast it had to be shaken off. A new tunnel is being dug in front of the house. Mother and Mary tend the fruit stand while crocheting and the work is thrown over the railing and fence near by. Their garments are filthy and grimy. See also Home Work report. Location: Somerville, Massachusetts.
These men will study the problem of placing diesel engines in the shipping board vessels. Lft. to rt. around the table: A. Conti, Consulting Engineer to Adm. Benson; J.F. Nichols, Chief Engineer, Newport News Shipbuilding Co.; Adm. H. I. Cone, Asst. to Pres. of the Fleet Corportation, Chmn.; Adm. W. S. Benson; Capt. Chas. A McAllister, v-p Amer. Bu. of Shipping; William Francis Gibbs, Pres. Gibbs Bros. Inc.; and Maj. W. D. Styer, Engineer Corps, USA
Washington inventor says ignition interference from airplane engines is a myth. Ignition interference from airplane engines on aircraft is largely a myth according to C. Francis Jenkins, Washington, D.C., inventor who has designed a radio receiving set which he does not pick up noises from a flying power plant. In this photograph is shown Mr. Jenkins (right) and his laboratory assistant
Government expert listens to broadcasts of automobile [...] The Automotive Section of the Bureau of Standards is studying the anti-knock proportion of fuel used in automobile and aircraft engines and the scientist in this photograph is "listening in" to the signals of an engine instead of listening to a radio broadcasting station. Eventually, these studies may evolve a new engine, one that will use fuel more economically and efficiently
Tightening a nut on a guide vane operating seromotor in TVA's hydroelectric plant, Watts Bar Dam, Tennessee. Located 530 miles above the mouth of the Tennessee River, the dam has an authorized power installation of 90,000 kw., which can be increased to a possible ultimate of 150,000 kw. The reservoir at the dam adds 370,000 acre-feet of water to controlled storage on the Tennessee River system
Photo shows the Willow Run manufacturing plant, run by the Ford Motor Company near Ypsilanti, Michigan, which made the B-24 Liberator bombers during World War II. (Source: Flickr Commons project, 2009)