Home to sturtivant.org.uk


Home to sturtivant.org.uk



Manufactured by the B.F. Sturtevant Co., Hyde Park, MA

The engine is a 6" x 7", Model VS-7 Stoker Engine, Vertical (Inverted), with a closed crankcase.

It was made circa 1910. It is believed to have powered a coal stoker for a large boiler. (click here for the original reference)

Now preserved at The New England Wireless and Steam Museum , Inc.
1300 Frenchtown Road, East Greenwich, RI 02818-1424

Photograph and details by kind courtesy of the New England Wireless and Steam Museum.
Sturtevant Steam Engine, 1910, Photograph courtesy of the New England Wireless and Steam Museum

A steam generating set manufactured by B.F. Sturtevant, Boston, Mass.

The unit is preserved at the:

Marine Museum of the Great Lakes
55 Ontario Street,
Ontario. K7L 2Y2
Phone: 613 542 2261 Fax: 613 542 0043

steam generating set

ca. 1890 Vert. Boston Built Steam Engine

Engine Maker B.J. Sturdevant, Boston, Ma. was one of America's finest engine makers. This high quality ca. 1890 vertical steam engine has a single cylinder of approx. 3" bore x 4" stroke, cylinder side-mounted valve chest with makers name in raised cast letters, brass packing glands, original swing-lever top type lubricators, bottle design frame with incorporated crosshead guides, single 16" dia. x 3 " flywheel, lower-frame inspection covers, frame-incorporated main bearings, cast sub-base.

In what appears to be original grayish blue paint, the engine only needs a good cleaning and oiling to be placed in operating condition.

Dimensions: Overall height 42 1/2", length over shaft 36", 2" dia. crankshaft.

Estimated weight 200-300 lbs.

This item was recently offered on ebay.com auction website! (June 2001)

The text and photos were reproduced with kind permission from Techantiques. Please visit their website on http://www.techantiques.com.

sturtevant steam engine ca. 1890

This engine dates from around 1905. It measures 42 1/2" high. It has a 5 inch. stroke and Piston size about 5 inches in diameter. It was auctioned on www.eBay.com in April 2002.

Engine Nameplate

Home to sturtivant.org.uk Search This Site for Names Here!

Custom Search
View Our Guestbook Sign Our Guestbook
Home to sturtivant.org.uk

E-Mail Queries and any further information to - Click here to E-mail Geoff Sturtivant Now! my_email

Website Comments, etc to - my_email
Last Update 12th August 2010