from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. The casing or box inclosing the valve of a steam-engine. See steam-chest, 1.


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  • The parts between the tube z z and the cylinder A A, that is the slide valve in the valve-chest K K, and the two tubes d and e allow the steam to pass first below and then above the piston, while at the same time the steam has free exit from the other half of the cylinder.

    On the Conservation of Force


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