Reynolds Corliss Steam Engine -- By Mike Dennis


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Reynolds trip gear

Drawing not to scale
The valve latches on the model are represented by metal spring clips positioned so as to operate the dashpot rods as near to the prototype as possible.
Engines with Corliss valves showed valuable savings in fuel costs over those using slide valves and this was a major contributory factor to their popularity. Edwin Reynolds held 52 patents and played a very important part in the formation of Allis Chalmers Co., in 1901, then due to poor health he retired in 1905 and died in 1909.