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Old 01-30-2009, 12:29:28 AM
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Here is a interesting photo. A large Buckeye gas engine, probably in the 30-35 HP range. It is a 5 X 7 photo on a cardboard mount. On the reverse says; DEPARTMENT OF ARCHITECTURE Ohio State University. Seems this picture was part of the course of taking and processiing pictures

Notice the "prony brake" for testing HP output. There also is another large engine in the background.
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Old 01-30-2009, 07:59:29 AM
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The engine in the foreground looks like a Bessemer to me. Mabey the Buckeye is the engine in the background, it looks to be of tandem ,single acting design.
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Old 01-31-2009, 09:01:50 PM
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Two more old engines at work.
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I think this is one of the best threads yet!! I only wish that I had something to contribute. Keep them coming!!
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Springfield Gas Engine Co." A " tractor.
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Here are some pictures on postcards that my dad bought at an antique store.



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Old 01-31-2009, 11:12:12 PM
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Springfield Gas Engine Co." A " tractor.
Springfield TRACTOR??? I never knew such a thing ever existed. Thanks for the photo
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Old 02-01-2009, 01:31:37 PM
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I found this photo hanging on a wall in a Mexican food joint in Dallas, Texas many years ago.
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Here is a rare shot of an original installation of a Rumsey made in the Ripley, NY factory. Very few of the engines built in the Ripley NY plant have survived. I'd like to find one of these to add to my Rumsey collection!!!

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In their original working clothes !!!!!

Here are two photos taken around 1998 of the Alden, NY Village water pumping station. Built around 1900. Although no longer there the pump house contained a matching pair 15 HP Natural Gas Fueled Otto engines in remarkable unmolested condition. These engines were direct coupled to backgear driven water pumps.

Photo Credit: Woody Sins



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Did the engines survive Wayne?
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Mike, Yes, one is now in a private collection in Pa and the other can now be seen at the Western New York Gas & Steam Engine Show in Alexander, NY as a permanent exhibit. I was there the day the village auctioned the two engines back in the late 1990's. The inside of the building was like a time capsule, everything was still connected and piped ready to go. There were even extra ignitor parts on a shelf beside each engine! I wonder how many more original installations like these still remain?
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Mike, Yes, one is now in a private collection in Pa and the other can now be seen at the Western New York Gas & Steam Engine Show in Alexander, NY as a permanent exhibit. I was there the day the village auctioned the two engines back in the late 1990's. The inside of the building was like a time capsule, everything was still connected and piped ready to go. There were even extra ignitor parts on a shelf beside each engine! I wonder how many more original installations like these still remain?
I believe the Pa engine is this one:
http://www.roughandtumble.org/rt-alb..._006.asp#Photo
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Here is a picture of a rather crude trencher powered with a unknown 2 cylinder engine. seems like a lot of mechanism to run with that engine. Looks like they are just taking it for a "test drive" in the snow. This was part of a Austin Western collection I bought years ago. This picture was probably taken in north eastern IL as they had a factory in Winthrop Harbor.
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My grandfather worked for Morrison and Bearby, who were in Carrington, Newcastle, NSW, Australia, as well as other engineering shops in the Newcastle area. This was around 1912, the photo here shows him in one of those shops, note the pump and engines in the background. He was a mechanical and electrical engineer, a very quite man but very clever with his hands. I am using his metal lathe still today over 100 years old, only modification is I have fitted a variable frequency speed controller to it. He also started his own generating plant in the town of Gloucester, NSW and brought the first electric power to the town and farming district. It was run by a 125HP Crossley twin cylinder engine running on producer gas which he made himself with a wood fired gas producer. He later installed a second Crossley engine as a standby engine for the farms on weekends so he could do maintenance to the lines and big engine.
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I thought for sure someone would have posted this photo by now but I guess not so I will. I think this photo might have been taken in (TEXAS) Everything's bigger in Texas


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We usually do not think of Otto making large engines but here is 1/2 of a twin tandem German Otto (Deutz) . Installed at a steel mill prior to 1905 is was rated at 2000 HP

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Here is a picture of a very crude "dragline". Could that engine be a Novo? Wold be very interesting to see that machine operate.. This picture was in with some other Austin Co pictures.
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QUOTE Mike in CA;Here are some pictures on postcards that my dad bought at an antique store.

Mike in CA and others,

I've done a lot of research on the history of the 50 hp. Fairbanks Morse type RE engine that was located at the Mt. Wilson Observatory in southern California. The picture in the second of the two postcards you posted is definitly that engine. As most of you know by now my brother and I have the privelege of maintaining and operating that engine now. It is in operating condition again and we run it several times a year for demonstration purposes. Some of you might have seen the article I wrote in the June/July 2008 GEM regarding the refurbishing of it.

I have never seen the picture you posted and really appreciate it. Compare it with the picture below which was probably taken a little earlier than yours. The engine to the left is a 25 hp. Fairbanks Morse - I have never found any indicatrion of what happened to it.

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I don't know what these are but I wouldn't mind having one!
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