Screw engine


  • Twin screw propeller and steam engine
    Twin screw propeller and steam engine
  • Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Screw engine a marine engine for driving a screw propeller.
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Additional illustrations & photos:

Stevens's Engine, Boiler, Screw-Propeller Stevens's Engine, Boiler, Screw-Propeller
Horizontal Direct-Acting Naval Screw-Engine Horizontal Direct-Acting Naval Screw-Engine


In literature:

Without much warning, the pulse of our engine slackened, the throb of our single screw slowed down and ceased.
"The Lady and the Pirate" by Emerson Hough
After the screw had broken, the engines also failed, and the sails proved useless.
"Faces and Places" by Henry William Lucy
In the meanwhile, he listened to the measured clank of the engine, which quickened when the top blade of the screw swung out.
"Brandon of the Engineers" by Harold Bindloss
We could hear the muffled throb of the engines, and the churning of the screws.
"The Portal of Dreams" by Charles Neville Buck
Craig could feel the pulsation as the engines kicked the screws over faster.
"The Lost Warship" by Robert Moore Williams
When finished she was 122 feet over all, and was propelled by twin screws with engines of 200 horse-power each.
"The Greater Republic" by Charles Morris
She was a wooden screw steamer with two engines of 350 h.p.
"The New Gresham Encyclopedia. Vol. 1 Part 1" by Various
Rankine saw a curious disturbance down the screw-torn wake, but it subsided and he stopped the engines.
"Johnstone of the Border" by Harold Bindloss
In twin-screw boats there are two distinct engines, one for each propeller.
"The Romance of War Inventions" by Thomas W. Corbin
He was on board ship once again, awakened to the familiar pounding of the engines and drum of the screw.
"The Gateless Barrier" by Lucas Malet
Nearly half of the power of the engines was lost in the screw slip.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 10, Slice 5" by Various
Now, the Corporation and the companies were the screw-drivers, and they twisted the horrible engine up tight.
"World's End" by Richard Jefferies
There was no sound save the throbbing of the engine and the churn of the screw.
"The Heroes of the School" by Allen Chapman
On many occasions the engines were stopped dead by ice choking the screw; once it was some minutes before it could be got to revolve again.
"In the Arctic Seas" by Francis Leopold McClintock
Break it, dear mate, with the roar of steam and the rattle of the engine's screw!
"Wild Adventures round the Pole" by Gordon Stables
The engines began to clank, the screw to churn.
"The Radio Boys on Secret Service Duty" by Gerald Breckenridge
At her leisurely three-quarters speed the engines ran noiselessly and the twin screws turned well below the water-line in the flat calm.
"The Diva's Ruby" by F. Marion Crawford
The two screw-propellers driven by the engine measured 17 feet 11 inches in diameter.
"The Romance of Modern Invention" by Archibald Williams
March 3, 1854: Details of screw engines (p. 311).
"The life of Isambard Kingdom Brunel, Civil Engineer" by Isambard Brunel
The engine, boiler, and twin screws are shown in Fig.
"The Progress of Invention in the Nineteenth Century." by Edward W. Byrn

In poetry:

I seed it in the stable yard--it fairly turned me sick--
A greasy, wheezy, engine as can neither buck nor kick.
You've a screw to drive it forard, and a screw to make it stop,
For it was foaled in a smithy stove an' bred in a blacksmith's shop.
"The Groom's Story" by Arthur Conan Doyle
"'Old 'ard, old gal!" says master, and "Gently then!" says I,
But an engine wont 'eed coaxin' an' it ain't no use to try;
So first 'e pulled a lever, an' then 'e turned a screw,
But the thing kept crawlin' forrard spite of all that 'e could do.
"The Groom's Story" by Arthur Conan Doyle

In news:

An experienced engineer inspecting some work on top of a silo lost his balance when a screw conveyor unexpectedly started up.
The age-old argument among mariners concerning twin-engine versus single-screw boats has taken a new twist.
Snake River Truck and Performance teamed up with Vortech Engineering for this project, which showcases Vortech's new intercooler Twin-Screw Supercharging system.
Engineered for the meat and poultry industry, the Formax NovaMax500 forming system has a servo-controlled, rotary-product pump that works in tandem with feed-screw movements to prevent overworking.
How to bring in a twin- screw with one dead engine.
Engineering manager Bill Haas shows a part to Roosevelt student Kevion Fields during a tour Friday, Oct 5, 2012, of Specialty Screw in Rockford.