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Skinner Steam Engine

circa 1950s

Legislature Steam Engine

The Skinner Steam Engine drove the GE generator at the Alberta Legislative Assembly building beginning in 1951.

It was a three-cylinder Unaflow Engine that allowed the admission of steam to the top and bottom of the steam cylinder. Exhaust was released from the center of the cylinder.

Steam admission was by poppet valves via a camshaft.

The Skinner Steam Engine was installed in 1951 and continued running until 1996.

Also in 1996, it was moved to the grounds of the Leduc West Antique Society.

Specifications

  • Manufacturer: Skinner Engine Company, Erie, Pennsylvania
  • Serial No.: 12020
  • Model: DV 3
  • Diameter Cylinder: 19"
  • Stroke: 16"
  • Rotations per minute (RPM): 327
  • IHP: 1230
  • Steam Pressure: 175
  • Inlet temperature: 377 F
  • Back Press: 5 lb

Photos of the Skinner Engine  and Generator taken in the 1980s

 

 


Edmonton Power Historical Foundation

Hours of operation

The museum is open May 20, July 23 & 24, and Sept 9, 2017.

We are also open to groups by appointment.

If you wish to arrange a tour please contact us via our contact form or at the postal mailing address.

We are located on the grounds of the Leduc West Antique Museum. Travel 5 miles west of Leduc on Highway 39. Go north on Range Road 260 (Cohne Dale Road) for about a mile and the museum will be on your right.

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