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Crescent Marine Motors


I am interested in the Crescent Marine Motor Co., of St. Louis, Mo.. I would especially appreciate...

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Old 08-21-2005, 06:16 PM
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I am interested in the Crescent Marine Motor Co., of St. Louis, Mo.. I would especially appreciate any photos or ads for their single and twin cylinder engines. thanks
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Hey neighbor,
Just curious - do you have one of these engines (if so, put up a picture!) or are you doing a little research on long-gone local engine mfgrs? Is this motor listed in the BYB? I don't nave mine at home with me right now - I left it at the shop.
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John, I know of at least three Crescent Engines in our area, and am trying to help a friend find out what his is missing and satisfy my own curiosity as well. I found an older picture ( 1978 ) of one on the net, but it is not good enough to really make out details. At the time, it was in Northern Illinois. If they were really made in St.Louis, there ought to be some kind of records here on the company. They could also have been made elsewhere and tagged by a business who sold them from St. Louis. Any help would be appreciated. Thanks, Hominy
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I would be very interested in seeing one (or all) of these Crescent motors - either in person or just a picture.
The BYB only has one mention of a Crescent Machine & Tool Co. of Indianapolis, IN. Says they made stationary engine of 2 to 12 hp and marine models of 4 to 20 hp in 1904.
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John, that can be arranged. I am going to be gone till next week, maybe we could get together then, if you are still interested. Hominy
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E-mail me when you can work out a time when you can show me these engines. My schedule is pretty flexible - I'm newly retired.
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Hello,
The Crescent Marine Engines were manufactured in St. Louis,Mo. at 116 Ferry Street. I have an ad from 1910 advertising them. The ad says 3 to 80 H.P. and One to six cyls. The early engines had the name of The Crescent Marine Motor Co. Later they had the name of The Crescent Marine Engine Co.
At one time I owned a 4 H.P. twin cyl engine and an 8 H.P. twin cyl engine. At the same time I knew of a 1 cyl. engine. The one cyl had a simple mixer on it like a lunkenhiemer. The twin cyls. had Schibler carbs on them.
Both the 8 and the 4 H.P. were complete except for the 4 did not have the cast brass cap on the end of the crank at the flywheel. I mentioned this to an old friend of mine and he told me that he and his brother years ago found a Crescent engine in a fence row. It was so bad that they scraped it all except the cast brass tag and the cast brass end cap. He gave me the cap for my engine.
If I ever find the pictures of them I will try to post them.
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This is only photo I've seen of this Co.
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