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John Penn & Sons Oscillating Steam Engine
Society: ASMEMain Category: MechanicalSub Category: Water TransportationEra: 1840-1849DateCreated: 1841Aboard the paddle steamer DiesbarDresdenState: SaxonyZip: 01069Country: GermanyWebsite: http://www.asme.org/about-asme/history/landmarks/topics-m-z/water-transportation/-245-john-penn---sons-oscillating-steam-engine-%2818Creator: John Penn & Sons

The oscillating steam engine, built by John Penn & Sons, is located aboard the famed paddle steamer Diesbar.  Diesbar is the second oldest of a fleet of nine paddle steamers in Dresden.  What makes the Diesbar unique is its coal fueled engine and single deck design.  The John Penn and Sons engine that runs the steamer is the oldest operational marine steam engine in the world.  It has been in operation for over 165 years. 

YearAdded:
2008
Image Credit: Photo: Sächsische DampfschiffahrtImage Caption: John Penn & Sons Oscillating Steam EngineEra_date_from: 1841
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