"The Eclipse" Steam Engine

Source:  Hunter-Wills Family Papers (#237) East Carolina Manuscript Collection

Staff Person:  Dale Sauter


Described as “The ‘Eclipse’ on Wheels, this portable steam engine was produced by Frick & Co. of Waynesboro, PA.  It is described as “especially adapted for threshing grain, sawing wood and lumber, ginning cotton, and whenever it is necessary to move from place to place.”  The image comes from a circa 1878 Frick & Co. catalog.  The entire catalog can be found at the following link:


This catalog, and other similar catalogs, can be found in the Hunter-Wills Family Papers, collection number 237.