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Jacobson Machine Mfg. Co., Warren, Pennsylvania


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Thanks for posting. This style pump engine did use bronze castings. Serial numbers indicate that it is not necessarily older. Look for the serial number on the raised part where the cylinder bolts to the base.
One of my headless engines is identical to your dad's except it is set up for gas. It can be seen as found by going to Denis' serial number site and looking at no 2514.
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The Warren Times Mirror, May 5, 1917.

All over the country there is a movement among the big employers of labor for its serious consideration. 'Warren manufacturers have taken up the movement and have formulated a petition signed by 28 of the largest employers of labor in the city petitioning .President "Woodrow "Wilson, Hon. Champ Clark, speaker of the House and Senators Boise Pen- r-ose and Philander C. Knox for national prohibition as a war measure. The petitions as signed by the "Warren employers of labor set forth the fact that,the industries praying for the ' granting of their request employ 1,561 voters at the present time. The petitions were sent to Washington today. " The petition as drawn for the consideration' of President Woodrow Wilson follows: Warren, Pa., May 1, 1917 Hon. Woodrow Wilson, President. Washington, D. C. Dear Sir: -- Having no Congressman to represent us', we, manufacturers ot Warren, Pa., employing 1,561 voters, respectfully and earnestly petition you to prohibit the manufacture and, sale of alcoholic drinks, as a War Measure in order to conserve the food supply and to promote military and manufacturing efficiency. Yours very truly, Warren "Veneer and Panel Company. Seneca Oil Works. Conewango Furniture Company. Wilburine Oil Works. Riverside Acid Works. Hammond Iron Works. A. Enabb and Co., Inc. Warren Furniture Company. Jacobson Machine Mfg. Company. Barnhart-Davis Company. Warren Axe and Tool Company. -- Superior Oil Works. Mutual Refining Company. Glade Oil Works. Cornplanter Refining Company. Nypenn Furniture Company. Crescent Furniture Company. Union Furniture and Novelty Company.- Monumental Works (J. O. Messerly, Phoenix Furniture Company. Stiuthers-Wells Company. Fairchilds and Betts. Warren Chair Works. Gisholt Machine Company. Warren Refining Company. ' Rogeis Shear Company. Pennsylvania Metal Culvert Company. Rogers Lumber Company. All of the petitions are identical in form and all have been signed separately by representatives of the above named firms. "petiiions~~c 7 f~~this j kind pouring into the President and his advisers from all sections of the "United States,! National Prohibition undoubtedly will get boost a tremendous ATTORNEY GENERAL IN CHARGE OF PROBE PITTSBURG
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One can see what kept Warren working from the article that Denis posted-Oil and lumber. Jacobson, Struthers-Wells, Barnhart-Davis and Fairchild Betts made engines and oil field equipment. Hammond Iron Works made petroleum tanks. Messerly made Tombstones-a necessity. I knew his son who continued the business until he retired in the seventies. He let me keep my first engines in a building at the business. Warren at one time had 13 refineries and now has one-United Refining. It surprises me that another business type was not listed-cigars which also was big in Warren. Cigar makers were noted to be heavy drinkers. Possibly the cigar makers union pushed the owners not to sign.

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Don, I found the serial #, it's engine #5405.

I checked out Denis's serial number site, that's a nice page & thanks for taking the time to put that together Dennis.

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Nick; I remember when your grandfather and your dad used to come to Warren County to look for engines. Tell your dad "hi".
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I know that I will be referring back to this thread, as I reconvert a horizontal governor back to a vertical on my 4hp. There is a wealth of information here. I'm sure I will be asking for advise.
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