Vertical steam engine

a steam engine having the crank shaft vertically above or below a vertical cylinder.

See also: Vertical

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary, published 1913 by G. & C. Merriam Co.
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From its founding in 1883, E H Wachs Company graduated quickly from steamfitting to manufacture of the Wachs Vertical Steam Engine. Two generations of the Wachs family saw the transition of the company from the steam age to the modern era.
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