Corliss Steam Engine, 1859

Corliss, George H. (George Henry), 1817-18881859

The Henry Ford

The Henry Ford
Dearborn, MI, United States

George Corliss was one of the United States' most highly regarded steam engine designers. His valve innovations made his engines particularly important to the textile industry--where a combination of high power output and quick response to changes in load were greatly valued. He designed many of the machines used to manufacture his engines and was a pioneer in standardized manufacturing techniques.


  • Title: Corliss Steam Engine, 1859
  • Creator: Corliss, George H. (George Henry), 1817-1888
  • Date Created: 1859
  • Subject Keywords: Steam engines (Engines)
  • Type: Objects
  • Contributor: The Henry Ford
  • Original Source: http://collections.thehenryford.org/Collection.aspx?objectKey=282792
  • Object Name: Steam engine (Engine)
  • Object ID: 29.403.1
  • Image ID: THF72057
  • Credit: From the Collections of The Henry Ford.

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