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Frick Stationary Steam Engine

 
 
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By Devry Becker Jones, July 7, 2019
1. Frick Stationary Steam Engine Marker
Inscription.  In 1853, George Frick established a company in Waynesboro, PA to build steam engines. The steam engine, won a gold medal at the Philadelphia World's Fair for best in class. Again in 1880, a Frick Eclipse engine triumphed over 25 other competitors at the great exhibition in Melbourne, Australia. The steam engine used steam to shuttle a piston back and forth which was connected to the drive wheel and belts to drive the equipment. Steam engines were used at the Musselman/Vesta Furnace to provide power to operate such equipment as the "Skip Hoist" used to transport raw materials to the top of the furnace, the "Blower Engines" which were used to provide blast air through the stoves to the base of the furnace, and "Water Pumps" to provide a flow of water to cool the outside of the furnace and to supply water to the boilers to make steam.
 
Erected by Rivertownes PA USA; Lancaster County Solid Waste Management Authority. (Marker Number 7.)
 
Location. 40° 3.524′ N, 76° 32.101′ W. Marker is near Marietta, Pennsylvania, in
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By Devry Becker Jones, July 7, 2019
2. Frick Stationary Steam Engine Marker
Lancaster County. Marker is at the intersection of Furnace Road and Robert K Mowrer Drive, on the left when traveling west on Furnace Road. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 4 Donegal Place, Marietta PA 17547, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Musselman/Vesta Furnace (here, next to this marker); Musselman/Vesta Iron Furnace Office Building (a few steps from this marker); Watts Railroad Station (a few steps from this marker); Donegal Place (a few steps from this marker); Concrete Railroad Piers (a few steps from this marker); The Pennsylvania Canal (within shouting distance of this marker); Skip Hoist/Oil Shed (within shouting distance of this marker); Hot-Blast Stove Bases (within shouting distance of this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Marietta.
 
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Credits. This page was last revised on July 8, 2019. This page originally submitted on July 8, 2019, by Devry Becker Jones of Washington, District of Columbia. This page has been viewed 36 times since then. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on July 8, 2019, by Devry Becker Jones of Washington, District of Columbia.
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