What is the best way to start off the new school year in Mr. Harper’s Engineering Technology program? With a cool project of course!
This project is for the Stanley Museum in Kingfield, Maine and consists of reverse engineering and fabricating a valve assembly for the gas headlight system used on Stanley steam-powered automobiles until approximately 1915. The earliest headlights were oil lamps which gave way to acetylene lights using carbide generators. Eventually, the messy carbide generators were replaced with Prestolite acetylene tanks which could be easily recharged or swapped out for a charged tank.