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Title: Lidgenwood steam engine

Accession Number: 1994.119
Category: ENGINES
Type: steam engine
Maker: Lidgerwood Manufacturing Company
Description: Steam engine for steam-powered steering gear from unknown large steamship. Manufactured by Lidgerwood Manufacturing Company. Two steam cylinders, equal size, rotates a shaft with worm gear at center. The worm gear drives the winch drum around which steering cables or chains were fitted, rotating drum via steam engine, moving cables to change the rudder position.

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