Movement 423

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423. Root’s patent double-quadrant engine. This is on the same principle as 422; but two single-acting pistons, B, B, are used, and both connected with one crank, D. The steam is admitted to act on the outer sides of the two pistons alternately by means of one induction valve, a, and is exhausted through the space between the pistons. The piston and crank connections are such that the steam acts on each piston during about two-thirds of the revolution of the crank, and hence there are no dead points.