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Old 10-24-2008, 11:17:43 PM
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Here are a few pictures of the engine, hopefully.
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Steve,
Thanks for the pics looks like a nice engine,still not the same as mine as my exhast exits out the top of the cylinder, other than that it looks about the same,mine had no tag and I never found any numbers on the engine so I don't have a clue as to a date on it. My thoughts are it must be an early one because the top exhast is what was used on the half breed cylinders. Hope you can someday get it back up an running. Thanks, Bruce
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Bruce,
Your engine almost looks like it has a halfbreed cylinder on it. I have never seen a Bessemer with the name casted into the cylinder and the base. I have only ever seen halfbreeds with Bessemer on the side of the cylinder. Is your cylinder drilled and tapped for where a pendulum governor would screw on? My engine did not have a tag either. I have looked all over and never found where one was or any numbers stamped into it. On the top water jacket plate it has 12HP and A366 casted into it. Is there any way 366 could be the serial number?
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I thought the same thing that it might be a halfbreed cylinder but when I had the cylinder off, on the back of the cylinder and on the mating surface of the bed plate it has hand stamped numbers that match. Also on the main bearing caps,front water jacket plate,and on the crosshead rails it has 12 HP cast in them.There is no place cast in for pendulum governor ,it has a flyball gov.Also most of the half-breed cylinders I have seen the cylinder bolts are on the out side of the bed plate, and mine are on the inside.When I got this engine the builting was all gone but it was still belted to a bessemer roller power, which I didn't get. This was my very first flywheel engine and it came from about 1/4 mile in the woods just behind my house, now some guy has been builting houses back there and he has the power unit in his yard and told me it was run by his great grandfather and he says he has a picture of him and a few guys installing the engine when it was new but he has never shown it to me. So I may never know what this thing looked like new. LOL B ut I will always have fun with it no matter what cause you can't sell your first,LOL Later, Bruce
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Bruce,
Hopefully that guy will show you those pictures someday. That would be pretty cool.

I have found a guy who is willing to make me a new rod cap. Once I get that I will be able to get it running again. I am still looking for a flywheel. They're about 56 1/4" in diameter, 4" face, and 3.5" crank. Below is a picture of how the flywheels are casted hollow to balance the crank. If anyone has one of these flywheels and wants to sell, please email me. Thanks
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mine had no tag and I never found any numbers on the engine so I don't have a clue as to a date on it. Thanks, Bruce
Bruce, do you have a way to date Bessemers if they have a #??
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No I have no clue as to a date or how to date one the only date on mine says pat.1899 but I think most have that on them.
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I sure wish I could help you with a flywheel but it seems that around this part of pa all there are are reids, guess because I'm in the oil city area. Mine are made just like yours with the hollow spot. Bruce
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i worry of stuff like that like right now i have a 3hp ihc M sitting out side and i have a nice pellet gun ready for any one who wants to mess with it
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