The air cylinder was water-jacketed with salt water supplied from the circulating water pumps.
The two pistons move simultaneously, and the resistance in the air cylinder rapidly increases as the air is compressed.
The fast-moving train is stopped by an air brake, and the locomotive bell is rung by touching an air cylinder.
The air cylinder is provided with a tail rod tube through which all the air is admitted into the cylinder.
The chief point of interest is to be found in the arrangement of the details of the air cylinder.
A wet compressor is that which introduces water directly into the air cylinder during compression.
It will be seen that the air cylinder is horizontal, and it is arranged to work in tandem with the gas motor cylinder.
Above the air cylinder are two distinct air chambers, each having two induction or receiving valves, which cushion on rubbers.
The air cylinder and steam cylinder lubricators were of the same kind, except that no condensers were necessary.
The aid of an air cylinder is further called in, through which a pressure is exerted balancing the wings.