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from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. An engine used to drive the screw propeller of a steamer. The commonest type for this service is the vertical, inverted engine, with either compound, triple, or quadruple expansion, although horizontal and inclined engines are sometimes used, as are also single-cylinder engines and tandem engines. The steam-turbine when applied to turn a screw becomes a screw-engine.

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  • To carry out his idea, Clement invented his screw-engine lathe, with gearing, mandrill, and sliding-table wheel-work, by means of which he first cut the inside screw-tools from the left-handed hobs -- the reverse mode having before been adopted, -- while in shaping machines he was the first to use the revolving cutter attached to the slide rest.

    Industrial Biography

  • Clement invented his screw-engine lathe, with gearing, mandrill, and sliding-table wheel-work, by means of which he first cut the inside screw-tools from the left-handed hobs -- the reverse mode having before been adopted, -- while in shaping machines he was the first to use the revolving cutter attached to the slide rest.

    Industrial Biography, Iron Workers and Tool Makers

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