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Old 01-13-2009, 01:20:23 PM
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Default Classic Old Engine Photos

I was browsing an European bulletin board and came across this thread. Do any of you have interesting old photos with engines in their original work clothes that you care to share?

http://translate.google.com/translat...hl=en&ie=UTF-8
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Old 01-13-2009, 01:28:55 PM
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Default Re: Classic old engine photos

This is a great photo of a Weber Co. engine display at a 1900 Kansas County Fair.
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Here is a picture of my 6 HP Springfield taken more than a hundred years ago. I got this picture and one other of this engine when I bought it back in 1968. It is not very often you get a original picture of a 1890s engine when you aquire it. I was very luicky that day. This picture was helpful in replicating the cooling system during restoration.
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Default Re: Classic old engine photos

Here is one of my dads engine photos, it's a 2 hp alamo mixing cement. Nice clear photo that really shows the details of the engine. Hope you enjoy.

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Hi Wayne,

I have been checking out that webpage for sometime, but I don't read French. How did you translate it ?

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Old 01-13-2009, 08:03:18 PM
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Default Re: Classic old engine photos

Wayne, It is a great page! Thanks for the heads up. Go to the following link.

http://www.google.com/language_tools?hl=en

Paste the ULR of the web page you want translated in the line that says " Translate A Web Page" Then select the original language and the language you want it translated into. The click "translate" The beautiful thing with this is all associated links get translated when you navigate to them. It seems to work fantastic with French. German is not quite so seamless
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Old 01-13-2009, 08:10:25 PM
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Sorry everyone. There seems to be a small problem with this link. When the bulletin board shows up, scroll down almost all the way until you see a topic called "Old Engines". There are three associated pages on this topic.

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This is a great photo of a Weber Co. engine display at a 1900 Kansas County Fair.

Now there are a couple of shady looking engine salesmen.........soon to graduate to cars.
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Great pic of the Alamo Shelby.Did you notice the engine is mounted backwards on the cart with the handle to the rear?Opposite of what you see today but much more practical.Easier to pull than to push into position.Thanks,Chip
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Default Re: Classic old engine photos

Here is a picture of a Briggs and Stratton Flyer I go off the Shorpy web site just today. There is always something interesting there. There are a few photos of old car wreck also.
http://www.shorpy.com/node?page=1
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Here is a photo taken just a couple of miles from our place. The 5hp Lister with buzz saw was used to cut firewood up and down the concessions in the fall for the neighbours.

The little girl with the sleigh is now about 88 years old and sill lives on the property. My father was able to purchase the engine back in the 70's.
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Here is a Pohl engine and it's operators. Note the pile of firewood behind the man on the left, and the dog seeking shade under the cart beneath the water tank. Engine is almost certainly an 8 HP. This print was made directly from the glass negative.
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Here is a photo of a Maxwell and Fitch engine, made in Rome, NY. This is probably a 10HP engine, with 2 cylinders, 2 cycle. Note the other engine in the doorway to the left. The location of this picture in unknown, but I expect it was in front of the factory on Dominick St. in Rome. The engine looks brand new.
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Woody, The water tank sure does shine. Wonder what the construction is?
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I can just picture those two from the Weber engine display selling used model T s in the near future. Aah this one is a real creampuff, A little old lady only drove it on sundays, ECT
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This is one of a great engine company display from an 1899 exposition.

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The name say it all
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Unknown shop engine photograph.
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Tom, Nice engine ! Wonder what it is??
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I wonder if Tom's unknown shop engine is a steam engine converted to a gas engine.
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