1962-01-01

Description of a Modern Automotive Steam Powerplant 620069

The history of steam cars dates back to the early 19th century. McCulloch Corp., looking for a superior automotive propulsion system, applied modern engineering techniques and latest methods and material in furthering the Paxton steam car development. An outline of the technical features of early steam cars is included. In the study of the vapor cycles, a standard vapor-cycle with stress on high pressure and high temperature to reduce size and improve efficiency was deemed best. Though steam car virtues such as high performance, fuel economy, and low noise level are readily apparent, the development of the internal combustion engine is so far advanced that any newcomer will require a tremendous development effort.

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