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Mike Brown Steam Engines and Alternative Energy Products

Our 1-horsepower Steam Engine:

(1-cylinder)

1-cylinder 1-horsepower steam engine


Our 3-horsepower Steam Engine:

(2-cylinder)

2-cylinder 3-horsepower steam engine


Click on the image above to view a solid works animation by Antonio Montalvo, high school junior.
His work speaks for itself.

Actually, he may be making other things for us, next project is an animated drawing of the 20 hp.

Close-up views of our steam engine parts


The horizontal mill steam engine of yesteryear was the 350 Chevy of the nineteenth century: the most common engine known to man. This engine and its larger cousins had a thousand and one uses, from grinding grain, pumping water, running electrical generators, and more.

This steam engine is capable of putting out enough power to drive a 500-watt generator, depending on the pressure from your boiler. When the neighbors run out of gasoline and diesel fuel you will still have power from wood, trash, coal or whatever else is available.

The exhaust of this engine will also provide 40,000 BTUs of heat, ideal for steam heating your cabin, providing a heat source for the alcohol still described in our junkyard still book, heating hot water for cooking and other uses.

Our 2-cylinder 3 horsepower steam engine will provide 1500 watts of electrical power and over 100,000 BTUs of exhaust heat.

The 2-cylinder steam engine has an advantage over the 1-cylinder steam engine in that it is "self-starting." If the piston is at top or bottom dead center on the 1-cylinder steam engine, the engine will not rotate until the flywheel is turned by hand. The 2-cylinder steam engine never has both pistons at top or bottom dead center and will always rotate when steam is applied.

Information on our 20-Horsepower Piston-Valve Steam Engine

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For any products listed, send a check or money order to:

Mike Brown
P.O. Box 4884-N
Springfield, MO 65808

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Getting Started With Steam

Index to Mike Brown's Alternative Energy Pages

Custom Built Steamboats

The Mike Brown 1-Cylinder 1 Horsepower Steam Engine

Made in the USA

The price of our 1 horsepower, 50 pound cast iron and aluminum horizontal mill engine is $1,195.00. (It comes unpainted. We suggest painting yours to protect it from rust. Painting requires disassembly.)

This engine is shipped F.O.B. Springfield, Missouri via UPS (you pay the shipping).


The Mike Brown 2-Cylinder 3 Horsepower Steam Engine

Made in the USA

Many of the parts of our 2-cylinder 3 horsepower steam engine are interchangeable with our 1-cylinder 1 horsepower steam engine. The flywheel has a groove cut in it for a belt to power a generator, water pump, or other device. On a 2-cylinder engine the flywheel sits between the cylinders. It will require 20 pounds of wood per hour.

Retail price: $2,395.00 F.O.B. Springfield, Missouri

Delivery time approximately ten days


For our Alternative Energy Products:

Alternative Energy for the 21st Century

The Basics of Steam Engineering

Steam Engine Prints

Power Plant Prints

How to Build a Junkyard Still

Alcohol Distiller's Handbook

Home Scale Steam Video

Building a Prototype Boiler Video

Special Steam Package


Pictures and Specifications of

The Mike Brown one-cylinder 1 horsepower steam engine

The Mike Brown two-cylinder 3 horsepower steam engine


Articles on Steam

Steam Power  by Mike Brown

The Most Suppressed Invention  by Mike Brown

Is Steam Power in Your Future?  by Skip Goebel

Powering a Steam Engine with a Solar Boiler

The Baxter Steam Engine


My introduction to steam in 1959

Comments by Mike Brown

Answers to Questions on our Steam Engines and Dealer Program

Sensible Steam at the Midwest Renewable Energy Fair   June 18-20, 1999


Photos of our Operation:

Pictures of Our Shop in Missouri

The following photos are from our first production run of twenty 1 horsepower engines in 1997.

Close-up of machined parts

Flywheels for the first 20 engines produced

Parts machined in 1997

Illustration of size of 1 horsepower steam engine parts

A detailed look at our first steam engine parts


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Steam Engines

History of Steam Engines

How Horsepower Works

How Steam Engines Work

Triple Expansion Steam Engines


Alternative Energy for the 21st Century

Index to Mike Brown's Alternative Energy

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This page was updated on 15 November 2013