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Old 07-14-2005, 11:12 PM
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Default Cotton Gin Engines

Went and looked at an old cotton gin that was falling down and it had two engines sitting side by side. One was a Bolinder's SN 24094495, two cyl, two cycle, 120 hp. The other was a FM model 32E12, two cyl, two cycle, 120 hp, both were diesel. Can anyone date these engines?

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That Bolinder would be a nice restoration, 'may' have been a ship's engine before it got to be used as a stationary engine.

Any chance of a picture sometime?

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I was just wondering what the status is of the cotton gin engines? I know it was long time ago, but I'd sure like to see some pics if you managed to get the engines. Thanks.
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Went and looked at an old cotton gin that was falling down and it had two engines sitting side by side. One was a Bolinder's SN 24094495, two cyl, two cycle, 120 hp. The other was a FM model 32E12, two cyl, two cycle, 120 hp, both were diesel. Can anyone date these engines?

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Know where I can find a big ol twin flywheel engine to run a historic gin?


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wonder where I can get a cotton gin to belt up to my big ol Bolinder twin
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You're the new owner, I take it?
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I have recently obtained a Bolinder twin but it isn't the one that was mentioned in the beginning of this thread. Sorry didn't mean to mislead you. Mine is a 50 h.p. I can't imagine the size of a 120 h.p. twin. Must be a monster. I sure wish old Iron had gotten pics.
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I have recently obtained a Bolinder twin but it isn't the one that was mentioned in the beginning of this thread. Sorry didn't mean to mislead you. Mine is a 50 h.p. I can't imagine the size of a 120 h.p. twin. Must be a monster. I sure wish old Iron had gotten pics.
Here are pictures of the Continental Gin Co twin which is at Tulare every year, and it is a running engine, we took these pictures at the Spring 2005 show:

http://www.oldengine.org/members/die...ulare05072.htm
http://www.oldengine.org/members/die...ulare05073.htm
http://www.oldengine.org/members/die...ulare05074.htm
http://www.oldengine.org/members/die...ulare05075.htm
http://www.oldengine.org/members/die...ulare05076.htm
http://www.oldengine.org/members/die...ulare05077.htm
http://www.oldengine.org/members/die...ulare05078.htm
http://www.oldengine.org/members/die.../Tulare125.htm

and at the 2004 show:

http://www.oldengine.org/members/die.../Tulare120.htm
http://www.oldengine.org/members/die.../Tulare121.htm
http://www.oldengine.org/members/die.../Tulare122.htm
http://www.oldengine.org/members/die.../Tulare123.htm
http://www.oldengine.org/members/die.../Tulare124.htm
http://www.oldengine.org/members/die.../Tulare125.htm

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I have recently obtained a Bolinder twin but it isn't the one that was mentioned in the beginning of this thread. Sorry didn't mean to mislead you. Mine is a 50 h.p. I can't imagine the size of a 120 h.p. twin. Must be a monster. I sure wish old Iron had gotten pics.
I have a 100hp fairbanks that i pull out of a cotton gin. it has all the air start and clutch. I have it on a trailer and i can take it to some of shows closeby
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Default Re: Cotton gin engines

The guy that owns the Continental Gin Co twin is in the same old engine club as my dad. I have seen that engine in action at Tulare, CA several times. He has a smaller hit and miss engine running an air compressor on the same trailer as the Continental. He has a few steam whistles and one modern train horn running off of the air compressor. When he blasts the train horn you can feel the ground shake
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I have a Continetal Gin Co engine that is a single cylinder vertical engine. I do not know anything about it, how can i get in touch with this guy. I have seen the pics an it looks like mine but its not a twin.
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