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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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.