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THE VERSATILE STEAM PLOUGHING ENGINE

This Steam Ploughing Engine, illustrated at right, was first exhibited on July 1st, 1879 by Messrs Everitt, Adams & Co of Ryburgh Norfolk at the Royal Agricultural Society's show, Kilburn, England. Named Universal by its makers, the Engine has among its special features an intended use for steam ploughing, traction or haulage. The ploughing procedure used is known as the direct or double engine system. The one drum mounted on the side of the boiler is direct driven from the crankshaft. Rope is situated under the tank at right angles to the engine and attached to the plough or cultivator. Notes and featured illustration are from a book simply titled Engineering which was first published Sept 12, 1879.

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