Friday, July 01, 2011

The Denney Improved Hot Air Engine - a Stirling Engine - 1 July 2011

We were at the Niagara Antique Power Association Show and had a great time. The show had every kind of antique power generator imaginable from small diesels and toy steam engines to large steam engines and steam tractors.

We will be putting up video of some of those attractions but to me the star of the show is the Denney Improved Hot Air Engine. This type of engine is called a Stirling Engine and it is a rare thing indeed to see a full sized one operating.
Here is the patent for the Denney engine shown in the photos and video.

I would recommend that folks go and enjoy the NAPA show. The show runs from Friday 1st of July to Sunday the 3rd.
The demonstrations and exhibitions are of interest to young and old alike. It is very affordable and the food is wonderful too. Remember to wear a hat and sunglasses and don't forget the sunscreen.

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