Other Free Encyclopedias » 21st Century Webster's Family Encyclopedia » 21st Century Webster's Family Encyclopedia - Constance Missal to Crete

George Henry Corliss

engine steam

Corliss, George Henry (1817–88), U.S. engineer who contributed to the perfection of the steam engine. Corliss developed an improved governor (feedback device) to cut off engine steam in response to changes in workload. For display at the 1876 Philadelphia Exposition, Corliss designed an engine that was larger than any built before.

See also: Steam engine.

Corm [next] [back] Cork

User Comments

Your email address will be altered so spam harvesting bots can't read it easily.
Hide my email completely instead?

Cancel or