From Diary of the American Revolution, Vol I. Compiled by Frank Moore and published in 1859.
On Friday last, at Messrs. Sharp and Curtenius’s furnace, in New York, a cylinder was cast for the steam-engine of the waterworks now in course of erection in that city. This is the first performance of the kind ever attempted in America, and allowed by judges to be extremely well executed. 1
1 Rivington’s Gazette, Feb. 16.