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Old 04-09-2011, 12:25:26 PM
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Default Re: Coolspring: Ohio Engine Trivia

While not completely a gas engine the Hooven-Owens-Rentschler was a sideshaft .
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Well Preston, they keep naming the things I keep coming up with, but there is a few I can think of...

C G Cooper was the name I think Nick was thinking Mt. Vernon,Oh.
American gas engine Co.- Cincinnati. Oh.
Portsmith engine Co.- Portsmith, Oh.
Delta gas engine- Delta, Oh.
Champion Thresher Co.- Orrville, Oh.
Crown Machine Co.- Dayton, Oh.

I'v got two more, lets see if anyone can get them......DH
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Dave you had some great additions to the list. My known list only has one left and you have two. Engine lander's may get them also. By my count we are at 38!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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Bruce Macbeth? I can't find a good picture of one, but it sticks in my mind that it uses a layshaft to run an overhead cam like a type A Springfield.

Never mind, it's a vertical engine and ineligble for this question.

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Ok, well I guess no one else going to add, so I will put on the rest I know of...

M.J. Sullivan.- Springfield, Oh. And its not the one in Wendel's 2nd book
American Gas engine, there was one also in Springfield,Oh.
Boos Machine Co. St.Marys,Oh.
Hydraulic Press Mfg.Co.- Mt.Gilead,Oh.
William Tod Co.-Youngstown,Oh. Some one had this listed, but they spelled it Todd, so I'm not sure if they ment the same.
And someone told me Elmore Mfg.- Clide,Oh. but they were not sure if it was a Sideshaft.......
Thats all I can come up with...............DH.
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A few new names mentioned I never heard before, Interesting ! I wonder if photos could be posted for those who have not seen these before?
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Isn't Hydraulic Press a rebadged Ohio?

I thought you only had two left to put on the list.
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Dave: Thanks for adding to the list. You added the last one that I had. Tod is the correct spelling. The Elmore was not a side shaft engine. They were a very crude upright engine. I owned one in the early 1970's and sold it to an Ohio built engine collector. It has since been sold and I have lost track of it.

If the list is correct it has 42 builders on it. If we are off by 2 or 3 it is still one impressive list.
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I'd love to see pics, adds or whatever of some of those engines mentioned. Here's a pic off google of the Cooper made in Mt. Vernon.

A little off subject but to answer John's question on the inverted Kenton engine, my dad seen it at a farm auction not far from Kenton. There was a quite a few engines there (all more common stuff) but everything was missing parts & looked like it all was drug out of a junkyard. The Kenton was just the block. He said it was a tank cooled, invert with a side or over hung crank & it had Kenton Gas Engine Company cast on it. He also said it was fairly good size, bigger than an inverted Webster.

I gave him some heck tonight about not bringing it back ha-ha but he said this was back around 1970 or 71 (before he had a machine shop set up) & there was a lot better & more complete engines to buy. I was always hoping that block would turn back up.

Here's a write up on Kenton from goggle. The engine pictured looks like a push rod. It says they were in business at least 10 years so no telling what all they made earlier. Would the invert be the vertical mentioned in there?

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I thought you only had two left to put on the list.
Well Between Dad and one of our friends in Ky. that reads on here but is not a Subscriber, they both added one each to what I had... Terry told me about the M.J.Sullivan and has done some Patent searches on it and found the Side shaft.
The others are in Wendels book 2....

Wayne, I don't know if you were going to Coolsprings back in the middle 90's ??? but there was an American gas engine there in 94 or 95... The owner was not sure back then what it was... The Delta looks a lot like an Ohio, and there is one of them over in Indiana, and the Portsmith engine was the new name of New Era engines after they moved from Dayton.

Mike, I do not know, there was a few engines built around the state that looks alot like an Ohio, ( like the Delta ) but there are a lot of things that are different....You make the call. All the guys that no for sure are Dead and gone
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