Corliss valve

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Corliss valve

[′kȯr·ləs ‚valv]
(mechanical engineering)
An oscillating type of valve gear with a trip mechanism for the admission and exhaust of steam to and from an engine cylinder.
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Come see an operating 250 hp Corliss steam engine, many steam traction engines, early gas engines, gas tractors, wheat threshing, straw baling, corn shelling and an operating sawmill.
An engine developed in 1859 by the Corliss Steam Engine Co.
The centerpiece of America's Centennial Exhibition was the 680-ton Corliss steam engine, the mere sight of which, newspapers reported, made women faint and moved strong men to tears.
One of the most impressive machines--an enormous Corliss steam engine with a 17-ton flywheel--dominates the new facility.
We have 500 tractors on display, a steam sawmill, tractor pulling with two sleds, parade, blacksmith, 200 hp Corliss steam engine, swap meet, threshing, and many other events and things to enjoy.