Home By Make By Year By Desc Gallery A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z 0

1881 Westinghouse Steam Engine

Pictures of the 1881 Westinghouse steam engine - The Henry Ford Museum


1881 Westinghouse steam engine - The Henry Ford Museum
1881 Westinghouse Steam Engine - The Henry Ford Museum


Description

Before tractors, engines fueled by steam often provided the power to run large farm equipment. At harvest time, a team of horses would have pulled this portable engine from farm to farm to power a crew's threshing machine. When he was only 19, Henry Ford operated this engine for a threshing crew. He later sought out and restored the engine, claiming that running it inspired his confidence in working with machines.

This steam engine, number 345, was built by Westinghouse & Company of Schenectady, New York.

Related Pages

Additional Photos

1881 Westinghouse steam engine - The Henry Ford Museum
1881 Westinghouse Steam Engine - The Henry Ford Museum

1881 Westinghouse steam engine - The Henry Ford Museum
1881 Westinghouse Steam Engine - The Henry Ford Museum