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Tom , I think is all there. Several stray pieces piled up beside the engines. What bedplate do you have? I may have extras. This is a Oil City steam with some trinkets you might need ???
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Photo Re: Cast from the Past - 15hp Pattin

Pulled this nice old 20 Pattin out of a bamboo patch today. A fellow Stacker pulled this off the well site a few years back. Should be a nice runner not stuck and comes with the matching brass tag #1971. Thanks Myles
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Looking good! Bet it has a real loud bark, with that short exhaust! Was the hot tube assembly with it, or do you have to make one up?
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Looks like the hot tube bushing was broke off a good while back. Need to get with John Burns for some top knotch replacement parts.
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Photo Re: Cast from the Past - 15hp Pattin

Check out this engine failure and the repair, This would make a great engine show display. I would say the cylinder was tooo heavy, needed some support. Cylinder looks good on the outside may try to save it from the junkers.
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Looks like the cylinder laid where she fell. No cracks but the exhaust was up like a funnel for years. Looks to be a 20hp Oil Well Supply. True halfbreed did anyone notice the Reid flywheels.
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Photo Re: Cast from the past - Oilfield

Found this big Bessemer in the wild last week. Don't know what Hp it is, but the crank measures 4 1/2". Still has the valve and ecentric for the mag, cylinder not cracked but stuck and missing the connecting rod & brass.
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Be nice to drag that one out, Gives me food for thought.......I have a 48 inch by 10 inch flatbelt pulley I was thinking of putting on my 20hp bessemer,...I might as well it too has the stub shaft on the crank. Keep hunting Skidmore.....leave no stones unturned

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Hey Skidmore, is that Struthers-Wells still there? I'm from Warren and have been looking for one...
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Hey Skidmore, is that Struthers-Wells still there? I'm from Warren and have been looking for one...
Struther Wells is gone It's at my place now
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Pulled some old Iron out today, Sure was hot - 97 in the shade. South Penn halfbreed not much left . Lots of nice artifacts laying around & no snakes this time. Really got it for the steam flywheels and crank.
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Default Re: Cast from the past - Oilfield

hello

its almost onbelieveble waht you find in the woods

I would like finding some like that stuff

but there are a lot of engine without conection rod
is that to make the engine unusefull fore oder people ??

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I think as these wells petered out they removed parts from another engine to keep a better well producing. Old timers said the old halfbreeds really got ran ragged toward the end. In hopes of getting a new Reid to take its place.
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Saved this nice 15hp Ball from going to China for scrap. Engine was hauled in with oilers and brass tag which we removed before they came up missing. Looks to be a nice engine but for some reason the head was removed. We found the the oil Co. that brought it in and the head and some other artifacts were in the bed of the truck.
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did ya find a walking beam jack for coolspring??? even the cast parts would be enough for me to build the rest!


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Saved this nice 15hp Ball from going to China for scrap. Engine was hauled in with oilers and brass tag which we removed before they came up missing. Looks to be a nice engine but for some reason the head was removed. We found the the oil Co. that brought it in and the head and some other artifacts were in the bed of the truck.
Thats just plain awsome, I just gotta get me one of those. Don't see that stuff around here. F.J.W.
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Photo Re: Cast from the past - Oilfield

Checked on some engine leads today. The first photo is a bad sign,Wood engine block in middle of the road. and no engine Rod must have been there a few days earlier Did see a few treasures, check out the band wheel brace / connecting rod. what ever works use it.
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Brought in a heavy weight the other day. 25hp Script Reid, We had to take it out piece at a time due to where it was at. Should be a nice runner. Was complete when we spotted it ,but the oilers and main valve came up missing before we found out the Oil Co. that owned it.
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Default Re: Cast from the past - Oilfield

That is a good looking engine.

It seems there are sticky fingers in the area though....

I can't count how many engines we have found and then come back with shiny bearings showing! Seems like if you find them then some jerk does as well.

However oilers are cheap i suppose.

Congrats on the find!
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i just sold a set of 25 reid cast iron oilers.
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