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Fabrication of an 1897 Herreshoff marine steam engine

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dc.contributor.advisor Daniel Braunstein. en_US
dc.contributor.author Agosto, Priscilla (Priscilla M.) en_US
dc.contributor.other Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Department of Mechanical Engineering. en_US
dc.date.accessioned 2017-12-05T19:18:30Z
dc.date.available 2017-12-05T19:18:30Z
dc.date.copyright 2017 en_US
dc.date.issued 2017 en_US
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/1721.1/112564
dc.description Thesis: S.B., Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Department of Mechanical Engineering, 2017. en_US
dc.description Cataloged from PDF version of thesis. en_US
dc.description Includes bibliographical references (pages 46-47). en_US
dc.description.abstract A 19th century Herreshoff marine steam engine was developed using a combination of traditional and modern fabrication methods. Background on Nathaniel Herreshoff, his connection to MIT and the Herreshoff Manufacturing Company was provided. The process for selection of appropriate steam engine with the input from the Francis Russell Hart Nautical Museum at MIT was explored. CAD models were developed from the original drawings from MIT's Haffenreffer-Herreshoff Collection. Pattern making options, casting, sand types and machining practices were explored and analyzed. Furthermore, a blueprint for a single-semester course in advanced fabrication methods for MIT 2.007 Senior Undergraduate Apprentices was proposed. en_US
dc.description.statementofresponsibility by Priscilla Agosto. en_US
dc.format.extent 47 pages en_US
dc.language.iso eng en_US
dc.publisher Massachusetts Institute of Technology en_US
dc.rights MIT theses are protected by copyright. They may be viewed, downloaded, or printed from this source but further reproduction or distribution in any format is prohibited without written permission. en_US
dc.rights.uri http://dspace.mit.edu/handle/1721.1/7582 en_US
dc.subject Mechanical Engineering. en_US
dc.title Fabrication of an 1897 Herreshoff marine steam engine en_US
dc.type Thesis en_US
dc.description.degree S.B. en_US
dc.contributor.department Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Department of Mechanical Engineering. en_US
dc.identifier.oclc 1013187172 en_US


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