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    Looks steam powered to me, not mechanical.

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    I don't think it's steam powered but that fellow is pouring something into that "cannon" ...

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    It does look like they are using steam as the expansion medium but it seems to be retracted by a hand winch I figure the liquid being poured into wat may be a stuffing box would be a lubricant
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    Seems to work well...


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