A stationary engine is an engine whose framework does not move. It is normally used to drive a piece of immobile equipment such as a pump or power tool. They may be powered by steam, oil-burning or internal combustion engines. They come in a wide variety of sizes and are used a wide variety of purposes. These include: powering water pumps in mines and for water supply and sewage removal systems, driving textile processing machinery in textile mills, driving pit head winding gear, electricity generation, and powering agricultural equipment.
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... A stationary engine drives the winding drum that hauls the wagons to the top of the inclined plane and may provide braking for descending loads ... The stationary engine may be a steam or internal combustion engine, or may be a water wheel ...
... In the UK there are few museums where visitors can see stationary engines in operation ... Many museums have one or more engines but only a few specialise in the internal combustion stationary engines ... Among these are the Internal Fire - Museum of Power, in Wales, and the Anson Engine Museum in Cheshire ...
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“There is a small steam engine in his brain which not only sets the cerebral mass in motion, but keeps the owner in hot water.”
—Unknown. New York Weekly Mirror (July 5, 1845)
“It is the dissenter, the theorist, the aspirant, who is quitting this ancient domain to embark on seas of adventure, who engages our interest. Omitting then for the present all notice of the stationary class, we shall find that the movement party divides itself into two classes, the actors, and the students.”
—Ralph Waldo Emerson (18031882)