American Ball Steam Engine, 1905

This engine was built by the American Engine Company, also known as the American Ball Company, in Bound Brook, NJ in 1905.

It was installed in the National Laundry Company in Dorchester, MA and was used to generate electricity. The exhaust from this engine was used as process steam in the laundry. It was donated to the museum by the National Laundry Company in 1969.

This engine is connected to a General Electric alternator.