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Origin of single-acting
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The small engine drives a single-acting air pump of the ordinary type by a crank, not shown in the drawing.
As single-acting pumps give an intermittent discharge three are generally used on cranks at 120.
The engine is made with either one or two cylinders, and is, of course, single-acting.
Each sliding platform was actuated by two single-acting rams, 3½ in.
The piston will, therefore, be pressed downwards by the action of the steam above it, as in the single-acting engine.The Steam Engine Explained and Illustrated (Seventh Edition)|Dionysius Lardner