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Legislature Steam Engine

Skinner Steam Engine

circa 1950s


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

 

 


Author: ephf

Edmonton Power Historical Foundation is a non-profit society dedicated to preserving the history of electric power in the City of Edmonton and the Province of Alberta, for the education and entertainment of current and future generations.

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Hours of operation 2021

The Lesco Distributors Pro Show n' Shine for Semi Trucks on September 18 was a resounding success, and with that the EPHF museum will be closing for the season (except for visit by appointment). But the Leduc West Antique Society grounds will once again open for the Leduc Country Christmas Lights in December 2021. It promises to be another breathtaking stroll through a magical winter wonderland. Come on out and visit us!

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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