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1900s: In this set of POWER excerpts from the 1900s, the editors note that “The appearance of a new gas or oil engine is almost a daily occurrence, and to pick out points of essential difference in either their design or mode of operation is somewhat difficult.” Another piece points out that a “serious inroad” seems to have been made in the field of reciprocating steam engines. Yet, “For large central-station work the steam turbine has very largely supplanted the reciprocating unit, and the inverted marine type, to which practice was positively trending for large units when the turbine began to assert itself,” it adds.

1900s:

In this set of POWER excerpts from the 1900s, the editors note that “The appearance of a new gas or oil engine is almost a daily occurrence, and to pick out points of essential difference in either their design or mode of operation is somewhat difficult.” Another piece points out that a “serious inroad” seems to have been made in the field of reciprocating steam engines. Yet, “For large central-station work the steam turbine has very largely supplanted the reciprocating unit, and the inverted marine type, to which practice was positively trending for large units when the turbine began to assert itself,” it adds.