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Old 05-19-2002, 08:33 AM
Ralph M Bohm
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Default The Buckeye Machine Company...

Hello Folks,

I am a full-time student and have just been hired by our Page Farm and Home Museum here at the University of Maine in Orono, Maine (http://www.ume.maine.edu/pfhm). I am considering a major project that will allow me credit for a few of my Mechanical Engineering Technology classes.

I recently discovered an old engine in a large, mostly abandoned, building in coastal Maine. It is diesel and must measure at least 10 feet by 6 feet, standing 10 feet high. There is a brass plate mounted on it saying the following: The Buckeye Machine Company Lima, Ohio Engine 70-71270 10x12 ...and stamped on a little flat area of that same brass (or bronze) plate: RPM 450 It must weigh a pretty hefty amount, and would cost me quite a bit just to move it. I believe it was being used for electrical generation.

My question is this: How would I find out, in what year, this engine was built? Is information available on the company who built it? Can parts be obtained if I were to attempt to get it running?

Thank you kindly in advance for any light you can shed on this.

Ralph M Bohm P. O. Box 562 Orono, Maine 04473 207-581-4100 Truckman @3me.com


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