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Buckeye Engine Company display
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Engines like the one shown in this picture were used for many purposes. They used steam created by heating water to move mechanical arms back and forth. The back and forth motion would spin big wheels. The motion could be harnessed to power many different
devices. Engines could generate electricity, lift heavy objects for construction, or turn giant drills for mining.

Bancroft, Hubert Howe. The Book of the Fair. Chicago: The Bancroft Company, 1893. Further reproduction or distribution is prohibited without permission.

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