Antique Engines and Old Iron
[Home] - [HELP] - [Forums] - [Library] - [Photo Gallery] - [Groups] - [Classified Ads] - [Subscribe] - [Links] - [Books] - [Sponsors] -

Go Back   SmokStak > SmokStak® Antique Engine Community > Shows and Swap Meets > Coolspring Pennsylvania
Forgot Password? Join Us!

Notices

Coolspring Pennsylvania The Coolspring Power Museum contains the largest collection of historically significant, early stationary gas engines in the country, if the not the world. Visit Coolspring, Pennsylvania for the Summer and Fall Expo and Swap Meet!

Coolspring Pennsylvania

COOLSPRING-35HP Bessemer twin cylinder


this thread has 24 replies and has been viewed 6817 times

Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
  #1  
Old 11-21-2010, 04:25:45 PM
Paul Spence's Avatar
Paul Spence Paul Spence is offline
Subscriber
 
Join Date: Nov 2004
Location: New Jersey, USA
Posts: 5,274
Thanks: 5,818
Thanked 7,639 Times in 1,681 Posts
Images: 18
Default COOLSPRING-35HP Bessemer twin cylinder

KK and I made the trip to retrieve it from Coolspring yesterday (11-20-2010) after it was removed from it resting place of some 40+years inside one of the buildings. It was a beautiful day (“LONG”, but good). All went well thanks to Dr. Paul Harvey and crew in getting it ready (out of the building) and the rest of the pick-up gang for KK in getting it loaded on the trailer . It will be mechanically restored and back at Coolspring for its debut at the summer show in 2011. Attached are a few of the many photos of the ordeal. I have a feeling it will be running shortly . Just trying to have "FUN" in Pa, and NJ on the way through with friends .
Attached Thumbnails
Click image for larger version

Name:	100_1963.jpg
Views:	606
Size:	132.7 KB
ID:	93116   Click image for larger version

Name:	100_1975.jpg
Views:	557
Size:	170.8 KB
ID:	93117   Click image for larger version

Name:	100_1980.jpg
Views:	547
Size:	178.0 KB
ID:	93118   Click image for larger version

Name:	100_1998.jpg
Views:	564
Size:	190.0 KB
ID:	93119  
__________________
Make a new friend today, and a lot on the way through . Paul-"OLDIHC" #227

My YouTube channel : https://www.youtube.com/user/njoldihc
Reply With Quote
Sponsored Links
  #2  
Old 11-21-2010, 05:32:28 PM
jeeperforlife jeeperforlife is offline
Registered-I
 
Join Date: Jun 2010
Location: Western Pennsylvania
Posts: 50
Thanks: 46
Thanked 30 Times in 18 Posts
Default Re: COOLSPRING-35HP Bessemer twin cylinder

Thats the one from the back row in the power tech right? Mustve been a trick getting that one out of there.
Reply With Quote
The Following 2 Users Say Thank You to jeeperforlife For This Post:
  #3  
Old 11-21-2010, 08:36:08 PM
Mike O's Avatar
Mike O Mike O is offline
Sponsor
 
Join Date: Nov 2004
Location: Massachusetts, USA
Posts: 1,103
Thanks: 551
Thanked 3,944 Times in 429 Posts
Default Re: COOLSPRING-35HP Bessemer twin cylinder

Paul, you have to do something about that "KK" He is getting OUT OF CONTROL!

Last edited by Mike O; 11-21-2010 at 08:47:07 PM.
Reply With Quote
The Following 2 Users Say Thank You to Mike O For This Post:
  #4  
Old 11-21-2010, 08:43:49 PM
BuckeyeMan BuckeyeMan is offline
Registered-III
 
Join Date: Nov 2009
Location: Newark, Ohio, USA
Posts: 630
Thanks: 2,317
Thanked 4,188 Times in 408 Posts
Default Re: COOLSPRING-35HP Bessemer twin cylinder

Quote:
Originally Posted by jeeperforlife View Post
Thats the one from the back row in the power tech right? Mustve been a trick getting that one out of there.
Moved one engine that was sitting in front of it and then rolled it out on its flywheels... Piece of cake for the crew at CPM....
Reply With Quote
The Following 2 Users Say Thank You to BuckeyeMan For This Post:
  #5  
Old 11-21-2010, 09:30:47 PM
vern0n's Avatar
vern0n vern0n is offline
Registered-III
 
Join Date: Nov 2004
Location: Santa Fe, Texas
Posts: 2,960
Thanks: 1,948
Thanked 1,977 Times in 815 Posts
Default Re: COOLSPRING-35HP Bessemer twin cylinder

Looks like the same engine at the Burton Cotton Gin in Burton Texas.
Reply With Quote
The Following User Says Thank You to vern0n For This Post:
  #6  
Old 11-21-2010, 09:41:10 PM
Brian Lynch's Avatar
Brian Lynch Brian Lynch is offline
Subscriber
 
Join Date: Nov 2004
Location: Wellsville, New York, USA
Posts: 1,320
Thanks: 1,124
Thanked 1,171 Times in 462 Posts
Images: 23
Default Re: COOLSPRING-35HP Bessemer twin cylinder

Ol' double barrelled gal is sure full up with flywheels! Nice engine! Bet the stack music from that one is impressive...
__________________
"May your walk through life have no dogpiles in it" -Brian Lynch
Reply With Quote
The Following 2 Users Say Thank You to Brian Lynch For This Post:
  #7  
Old 11-21-2010, 11:23:58 PM
Eric M.'s Avatar
Eric M. Eric M. is offline
Registered-III
 
Join Date: Jul 2006
Location: Southern CA, USA
Posts: 2,107
Thanks: 1,013
Thanked 1,089 Times in 477 Posts
Default Re: COOLSPRING-35HP Bessemer twin cylinder

Can't say I've ever seen a twin cylinder Bessemer that small! That's a real neat engine! With those flywheels I bet she would idle down quite slow if tinkered with.
Reply With Quote
The Following 2 Users Say Thank You to Eric M. For This Post:
  #8  
Old 11-21-2010, 11:40:22 PM
W.P.Klein W.P.Klein is offline
Sponsor
 
Join Date: Oct 2004
Location: Sandy Lake, Pennsylvania
Posts: 609
Thanks: 286
Thanked 1,770 Times in 246 Posts
Default Re: COOLSPRING-35HP Bessemer twin cylinder

I believe that is the one Jerry McDowell removed from the compressor house just south of Sandy Lake. It is from the McComb lease which is still producing oil. Bill Klein
Reply With Quote
The Following 5 Users Say Thank You to W.P.Klein For This Post:
  #9  
Old 11-22-2010, 09:41:02 AM
Paul Spence's Avatar
Paul Spence Paul Spence is offline
Subscriber
 
Join Date: Nov 2004
Location: New Jersey, USA
Posts: 5,274
Thanks: 5,818
Thanked 7,639 Times in 1,681 Posts
Images: 18
Default Re: COOLSPRING-35HP Bessemer twin cylinder

Some more photos of the "FUN" at Coolspring .
Attached Thumbnails
Click image for larger version

Name:	100_1964.jpg
Views:	228
Size:	163.9 KB
ID:	93178   Click image for larger version

Name:	100_1966.jpg
Views:	221
Size:	179.5 KB
ID:	93179   Click image for larger version

Name:	100_1978.jpg
Views:	218
Size:	194.4 KB
ID:	93180   Click image for larger version

Name:	100_1981.jpg
Views:	232
Size:	196.3 KB
ID:	93181  
__________________
Make a new friend today, and a lot on the way through . Paul-"OLDIHC" #227

My YouTube channel : https://www.youtube.com/user/njoldihc
Reply With Quote
The Following 5 Users Say Thank You to Paul Spence For This Post:
  #10  
Old 11-22-2010, 09:43:40 AM
Paul Spence's Avatar
Paul Spence Paul Spence is offline
Subscriber
 
Join Date: Nov 2004
Location: New Jersey, USA
Posts: 5,274
Thanks: 5,818
Thanked 7,639 Times in 1,681 Posts
Images: 18
Default Re: COOLSPRING-35HP Bessemer twin cylinder

And a few more........ to share .
Attached Thumbnails
Click image for larger version

Name:	100_1984.jpg
Views:	192
Size:	177.7 KB
ID:	93182   Click image for larger version

Name:	100_1986.jpg
Views:	182
Size:	160.1 KB
ID:	93183   Click image for larger version

Name:	100_1989.jpg
Views:	183
Size:	156.7 KB
ID:	93184   Click image for larger version

Name:	100_1997.jpg
Views:	204
Size:	167.6 KB
ID:	93185  
__________________
Make a new friend today, and a lot on the way through . Paul-"OLDIHC" #227

My YouTube channel : https://www.youtube.com/user/njoldihc
Reply With Quote
The Following 4 Users Say Thank You to Paul Spence For This Post:
  #11  
Old 11-22-2010, 09:47:12 AM
Mike O's Avatar
Mike O Mike O is offline
Sponsor
 
Join Date: Nov 2004
Location: Massachusetts, USA
Posts: 1,103
Thanks: 551
Thanked 3,944 Times in 429 Posts
Default Re: COOLSPRING-35HP Bessemer twin cylinder

I just have 1 question, If this is Kevin's engine why isn't he doing any of the work loading it? Hmmmmmmm
Reply With Quote
  #12  
Old 11-22-2010, 09:58:11 AM
Paul Spence's Avatar
Paul Spence Paul Spence is offline
Subscriber
 
Join Date: Nov 2004
Location: New Jersey, USA
Posts: 5,274
Thanks: 5,818
Thanked 7,639 Times in 1,681 Posts
Images: 18
Default Re: COOLSPRING-35HP Bessemer twin cylinder

Mike: Just a smart guy and knows when to stay away from work , when there are others around that can do it better . Didn't see me in the photos, did you . If those guys wern't around, we would be doing it all, and no photos.......... .
__________________
Make a new friend today, and a lot on the way through . Paul-"OLDIHC" #227

My YouTube channel : https://www.youtube.com/user/njoldihc
Reply With Quote
  #13  
Old 11-22-2010, 10:16:06 AM
Kevin Kusel Kevin Kusel is offline
Subscriber
 
Join Date: Jul 2007
Location: Brick, New Jersey
Posts: 898
Thanks: 1,118
Thanked 2,244 Times in 314 Posts
Default Re: COOLSPRING-35HP Bessemer twin cylinder

Mike we all had some kind of job that day. Paul's job was the under boss making sure the crew was on it. Mine was to head up to Paul Harvey's office and dig deep. Now for all this said this is my favorite photo. One guy working the rest watching. It just shows the big boss should never be gone to long.
KK
Attached Thumbnails
Click image for larger version

Name:	35 Bess & M & W Loading Coolspring Pa 002.jpg
Views:	289
Size:	115.8 KB
ID:	93194  

Last edited by Kevin Kusel; 11-22-2010 at 11:04:14 PM.
Reply With Quote
  #14  
Old 11-22-2010, 10:28:14 AM
Kevin Kusel Kevin Kusel is offline
Subscriber
 
Join Date: Jul 2007
Location: Brick, New Jersey
Posts: 898
Thanks: 1,118
Thanked 2,244 Times in 314 Posts
Default Re: COOLSPRING-35HP Bessemer twin cylinder

Here is another photo Paul standing there with that pretty pink camera. For some reason Paul is alway's in the spot light.
KK
Attached Thumbnails
Click image for larger version

Name:	35 Bess & M & W Loading Coolspring Pa 009.jpg
Views:	302
Size:	142.2 KB
ID:	93195  

Last edited by Kevin Kusel; 11-22-2010 at 10:45:57 AM.
Reply With Quote
The Following 2 Users Say Thank You to Kevin Kusel For This Post:
  #15  
Old 11-22-2010, 10:42:58 AM
Kevin Kusel Kevin Kusel is offline
Subscriber
 
Join Date: Jul 2007
Location: Brick, New Jersey
Posts: 898
Thanks: 1,118
Thanked 2,244 Times in 314 Posts
Default Re: COOLSPRING-35HP Bessemer twin cylinder

I would like to thank all involved for making this happen. Big thanks to Dr Paul Harvey and the CPM crew for getting the engine out and getting it ready to load. Thanks to Justin, Gary, Doug and Carlton in getting the engine to southern VA for the restoration all went smooth. Paul it's always good to take a road trip, Where next? The engine will be placed back at the museum next summer. PS looking for any kind of literature and a large dynamo for the engine.
KK
Attached Thumbnails
Click image for larger version

Name:	35 Bess & M & W Loading Coolspring Pa 021.jpg
Views:	182
Size:	81.7 KB
ID:	93196   Click image for larger version

Name:	35 Bess & M & W Loading Coolspring Pa 015.jpg
Views:	182
Size:	99.9 KB
ID:	93197  

Last edited by Kevin Kusel; 11-22-2010 at 11:05:25 PM.
Reply With Quote
The Following 4 Users Say Thank You to Kevin Kusel For This Post:
  #16  
Old 11-23-2010, 03:07:00 PM
Mike O's Avatar
Mike O Mike O is offline
Sponsor
 
Join Date: Nov 2004
Location: Massachusetts, USA
Posts: 1,103
Thanks: 551
Thanked 3,944 Times in 429 Posts
Default Re: COOLSPRING-35HP Bessemer twin cylinder

So.....................is it running yet?
Reply With Quote
  #17  
Old 11-28-2010, 12:32:56 PM
Paul Spence's Avatar
Paul Spence Paul Spence is offline
Subscriber
 
Join Date: Nov 2004
Location: New Jersey, USA
Posts: 5,274
Thanks: 5,818
Thanked 7,639 Times in 1,681 Posts
Images: 18
Default Re: COOLSPRING-35HP Bessemer twin cylinder

Well, it was less than a week after getting the 35HP Bessemer from it "SLEEP" at Coolspring, that Justin, "WOKE IT UP" . The slower run is the first start and the second is when the governor began working. WHAT A SIGHT. WHAT A THRILL . All that smoke is from a bit of over lubrication, but that's OK, us old guys need that, and KK just loves it.



__________________
Make a new friend today, and a lot on the way through . Paul-"OLDIHC" #227

My YouTube channel : https://www.youtube.com/user/njoldihc

Last edited by Paul Spence; 11-28-2010 at 12:57:33 PM.
Reply With Quote
  #18  
Old 11-28-2010, 12:52:26 PM
Nate S's Avatar
Nate S Nate S is offline
Registered-III
 
Join Date: Jul 2007
Location: brookville,PA USA
Posts: 219
Thanks: 172
Thanked 255 Times in 53 Posts
Default Re: COOLSPRING-35HP Bessemer twin cylinder

That was one heck of a job, I know the engine wasnt stuck but to get it running in less than a week WOW! im impressed.
Reply With Quote
The Following 5 Users Say Thank You to Nate S For This Post:
  #19  
Old 11-28-2010, 04:12:56 PM
Joel Mosley's Avatar
Joel Mosley Joel Mosley is offline
Subscriber
 
Join Date: Nov 2004
Location: Omaha, Nebraska
Posts: 1,088
Thanks: 1,701
Thanked 1,204 Times in 460 Posts
Images: 27
Default Re: COOLSPRING-35HP Bessemer twin cylinder

Great Job. I would love to see a longer video. How did you start it? Belted up, roll over by hand, air start or rock backwards against compression.
Reply With Quote
  #20  
Old 11-28-2010, 04:25:29 PM
Steve V.'s Avatar
Steve V. Steve V. is offline
Subscriber
 
Join Date: Jan 2007
Location: Annapolis, Maryland, USA
Posts: 210
Thanks: 566
Thanked 876 Times in 93 Posts
Images: 43
Default Re: COOLSPRING-35HP Bessemer twin cylinder

Yes, I would like to see how it is started also. Can it be done by hand? I would think back-wards against compression might be possible.
Reply With Quote
Reply

Bookmarks


Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

F o r u m Jump

Similar Threads Chosen at Random
Thread Thread Starter F o r u m Replies Last Post
80 Hp type 10 Bessemer at Coolspring Power Museum Chris Austin Coolspring Pennsylvania 10 09-01-2010 05:08:27 PM
Cooper Bessemer vertical twin value W.P.Klein Oil Field Engines & Related Equipment 3 07-08-2009 02:26:27 PM
In need of a 20 hp Bessemer cylinder. DirtbikePilot Oil Field Engines & Related Equipment 38 05-04-2007 10:31:28 AM
35Hp BESSEMER Tony Page Antique Engine Archives 1 04-04-2004 03:36:35 PM
Info.&Pics of Bessemer Big Twin 165hp Tom weatherford Antique Engine Archives 0 02-17-2004 08:08:31 PM


Use "Ctrl" mouse wheel to change screen size.
All times are GMT -4. The time now is 07:09:20 AM.

Smokstak and Enginads site search!


All use is subject to our TERMS OF SERVICE
SMOKSTAK® is a Registered Trade Mark - A Community of Antique Engine Enthusiasts
Copyright © 2000 - 2019 by Harry Matthews P.O. Box 5612 - Sarasota, FL 34277