Published Resources Details Journal Article
- Duncan's Launch Engines
- vol. 36, 24 August 1883, pp. 165-167
The complexity and constant wear and tear of the link motion had led to many attempts to dispense with its use, particularly in small engines, and effect the reversal of motion by other means. A method that had gained great popularity in steam steering engines was one in which the offices of the steam and exhaust passages were alternately varied, that which served as the inlet of steam when running in one direction, serving as its outlet when running in the opposite direction.