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Yankee Steam-Up this weekend in Rhode Island

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Continuing a great tradition, the New England Wireless and Steam Museum is hosting the Yankee Steam-Up, where you can see steam engines large and small, stirling engines, running antique engines and vehicles, and much more. There is also a Marconi-era wireless museum with fascinating equipment from the early days of radio, including a Massie Station spark gap transmitter.

Check out some great videos of running steam engines from last year’s event here.

The Original Yankee Steam-Up:
For model makers, machinists, engineers & historians
Saturday October 3, 2009
8:30AM-4:00PM

1300 Frenchtown Road, East Greenwich, RI 02818
Steam & Compressed Air for Models.
Licensed Boilers & Licensed Engineers.
New Englands Largest Steam-Up Boiler.
Giant Working Steam Engines & Hot Air & IC.

Admission is $15.00 for adults, children under 12 are $5.00. All Steam-Up proceeds go to upkeep of the museum. Parking is free, and there is food at the event.

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Kipp Bradford is a technology consultant and entrepreneur with a passion for making things. He is the Senior Design Engineer and Lecturer in Engineering at Brown University, where he teaches several engineering design and entrepreneurship courses. Kipp is also on the Technical Advisory Board for Make Magazine.

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