Corliss valve

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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Many others made improvements to various parts of the Corliss valve gear, but his basic principle remained the same and most of these engines carried the Corliss name as well as that of the maker.
Visitors can marvel at a working 1890s Corliss Valve Steam Engine, a Brunswick bowling alley and automatic pinsetter, machine shop equipment from the 1900s, and the local favorite "Made in Michigan" exhibit.
Lace Factory: Early example of a Corliss Valve Gear engine.
Another of the museum's prized displays is the single cylinder, 150 hp stationary Corliss Valve Gear engine with a 36-inch stroke and a 16-inch bore.