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Stirling Engines: The Green Heat Machines

       Stirling Engine enthusiasts like the Rusty Iron Gallery collect the engines that were popular around the 1900 era. Here are a few photos of such engines. Go to their website and listen to the engine work!

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This picture taken by Koichi Hirata of Saitama, Japan of this beautiful Rider or Heinrici engine. Engines like these were not only functional, but decorative and meant to be seen.
This engine is from Europe, and was restored by the folks at the Rusty Iron Gallery. A small fire in the base (note the access door) provides the heat to pump the water.
An old drawing showing a picture of Mr. Ericsson (?) with some of his engines to give you an idea of scale.

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