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Society: ASMEMain Category: MechanicalSub Category: ICEra: 1890-1899DateCreated: 1890-1929179 RoadCoolspringState: PAZip: 15730Country: USAWebsite: http://www.asme.org/about-asme/history/landmarks/topics-m-z/mechanical-power-production-ic/-215-coolspring-power-museum-%281890-1929%29Creator: Wilcox, John , Harvey, Paul

Early internal combustion engines produced only a few horsepower and were unable to replace steam engines in most applications until about 1890. By then, they were powerful enough for most portable or remote locations and many small manufactures. By 1900, they were replacing reciprocating steam engines for electric generation, and by 1915, they were being considered for all but the largest installations where steam turbines have dominated to date.

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2001
Image Credit: Courtesy Flickr/sirbeagle (CC BY 2.0)Image Caption: Coolspring Power MuseumEra_date_from: 1890
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