The Curved Cylinder Engine
This little engine, built by Bob out in Washington
state. is quite an interesting
design. Most cylinders one encounters
are made using a straight bore.
The Curved Cylinder Engine, as it's
name implies, uses an unusual cylinder
design which has a curved
radius, matching the arc prescribed
by the swinging pendulum, mounted
in the "A" frame. I'm
told the design was of French origin.
This engine, along with the James
engine shown in another area
of this site, were offered to me
when Bob, made the painful choice
to begin dismantling his remaining
collection of engines. I couldn't
resist acquiring an engine such
a novel design to add to this growing
collection of hand made engines.