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Old 10-14-2009, 01:12:08 AM
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These two Bessemer engines are on abandoned oil wells in West Virginia. I may be able to get if I could find missing parts to restore. Bigger than 15 H.P. I have. Probably 20 or 25 H.P. Someone removed bearing caps and removed babbit one main cap and conecting rod caps missing. one in engine house is headless (flat one end of cylinder).
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Old 10-14-2009, 11:15:47 AM
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The rod caps should be had, either salvage or repro, and i am sure some one has the main caps and bearings somewhere. The fact that both engines have their clutches is a plus - even if you don't want them, I am sure they are worth saving, even for trade. Are there any breaks or cracks in the water jackets, pistons stuck? I should think both are restorable.
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Old 10-14-2009, 05:54:10 PM
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Isn't the 4th one in the picture still in it's steam configuration?
I can see a crosshead slide(s) and a stuffin' box on the piston rod.

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Old 10-14-2009, 07:42:21 PM
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Rick, thats a Bessemer gas engine. All Oilfield 2 cycles "execpt Reids" use a cross head and stuffing box.
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Old 10-14-2009, 09:37:48 PM
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The water jackets look o.k. I noticed one spoke is cracked In the on inside the building where it was in ground. Probably freezing and thawing of the soil. They are probably stuck. I made a deal with land owner to take them out in the Spring. Took pictures of another 15 H.P. Bessemer today. It was in the same area and someone stole the babbit and brass from it also. I plan on getting pictures of a 15 H.P. Reid in building with a compressor made from putting a clyinder on a steam engine bed plate. Will post pictures then. Would like to post more than just four at a time.
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Jim,
Good job saving them! Please keep us informed of your progress in the Spring.
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Awesome save! Cant wait to see the Reid pictures!
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Many companies turned steam frames into compressors. I'm currious to know what brand the compressor cylinder is?
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I spotted this while driving dump truck this winter. I have drove past this for years and did't see it ,but being up higher in the truck and having the snow, there it was . I was shocked! what we drive by everyday. 15 hp SCRIPT REID #s matching oilers and brass tag missing but everything else was there. Wooden engine block had rotted and flywheels was in the dirt.Would make a nice project. Will try to find the owner. Wife ask how many engines do you need????????
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hopefully you told your wife all of them. sure alot of them going to the junk pile. bad thing is alot of scrappers wont sell them to you. nice to see atleast one standerd rig still upright. they have pulled nearly all of them out of gilmer county skidmore. someone has a contract with the state to tear them down. deemed unsafe. so you pay for them anyhow. need to find out who it is. and buy some of them.
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