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Steam engines ("Locomobile")
R. Wolf, Magdeburg-Buckau
Year of manufacture
1862 (serial number 2)

In this steam machine, the steam generator and steam engine are so closely joint together that only a minimum of space is required. This construction method of a small power engine was developed in the 1940's. The machine could be arranged as both, stationary and traction engine with wheels (locomobile). Due to its compact design, there were no steam pipes between generator and engine which reduced heat loss. The steam machine was most economic, provided that power and heat (exhaust steam, hot water) were also needed and cheap fuel was available. Further developments of steam engines were steam plows, street locomotives, steam tractors and steamrollers.