Date of Award


Degree Type

Bachelors Essay

Degree Name

Bachelor of Science (BS)


Mechanical Engineering


The purpose of the test was to determine the coat of generating one kilowatt-hour of electrical energy under existing conditions of operation. The plant under test is located at the Marquette University Power House and consists of a Filer Stowell Company simple, horizontal, now-condensing Corliss steam engine, with an Allis Chalmers Company direct current generator belt­ connected, and one Fairbanks, Morse & Company horizontal return tubular boiler. The coal used during the test was Pocahontas screenings, costing three and twenty-five cents per ton of 2000 pounds, delivered in the boiler-room.


Submitted to the Faculty of Marquette University College of Applied Science and Engineering by Edward James Dunphy for the Degree of Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering by James Edward Zimmermann for the Degree of Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering.