This machine is an unusual triple-expansion, three-crank rocker engine, which in its day was a high-capacity unit providing outstanding performance for the Boston Water Works Corporation. Designed by Erasmus Darwin Leavitt, Jr. (1836-1916), Engine No. 3 was installed in 1894 to a high-service pumping facility on the south side of the Chestnut Hill Reservoir in Brighton.
Society: ASMEMain Category: MechanicalSub Category: PumpingEra: 1890-1899DateCreated: 1894Chestnut Hill Pumping StationBostonState: MAZip: 02167Country: USAWebsite: http://www.asme.org/about-asme/history/landmarks/topics-m-z/pumping/-2-leavitt-riedler-pumping-engine---%281894%29, https://www.asme.org/getmedia/434e19f3-4729-4fbe-a7dc-2437ea265f18/2_Leavitt_Riedler_Pumping_Engine_1894.aspxCreator: Leavitt, Erasmus Darwin
YearAdded:Image Credit: Public Domain (National Park Service)Era_date_from: 1894