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GB Patent: GB-181,604,062
Certain improvement in pistons
John Barton - London, England

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propulsion and energy : steam engines : steam engine pistons : piston ring and packing


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Granted: Aug. 31, 1816

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In Dickinson's "A Short History of the Steam Engine" he says, "In 1816 John Barton (Patent No. 4062) introduced segmental wedge packing, pressed outwardly by springs, and this was quite extensively used. Barton's packing has since been modified and has been followed by many others, of the same type; in most of them one or more rings, with a saw cut through each, fit the cylinder and are forced radially against the walls and axially against the piston body by flat, volute or helical springs."

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