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Glossary Results for Word "Long Boiler"

Long Boiler A type of locomotive patented by Stephenson in 1842 which was provided with a boilerExplain 'Boiler' longer than the usual 9 feet of the day. The objective was to reduce the heat reaching the smoke boxExplain 'Smoke Box' in an attempt to reduce the rapid destruction of smoke boxes and chimneys which had occurred up to that time. By increasing the boiler length to 13 feet or more, the temperature was reduced by over 30% and the life of smoke boxes was considerably extended.