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Old 02-04-2009, 08:09:23 PM
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Here is a photo of an Empire portable from the early 1890s. The photo was taken two years ago when it was on the Prony brake at the steam school at Carriage Hill Farm Metropark near Dayton, Ohio.

I don't know which Empire company built this engine.

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Old 02-04-2009, 08:39:16 PM
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Bruce

I think that engine was built by Hagerstown Steam Engine
& Machine Co. Hagerstown Md.

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Old 02-05-2009, 12:23:45 AM
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Below is a photo of a portable engine offered by The Buckeye Engine Company in 1874.

Does anyone know of another portable or traction engine that used an automatic (variable cutoff) governor?

The Thopmpson mentioned in the caption is Joseph W. Thompson, the inventor of the Thompson steam engine indicator.

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Old 02-05-2009, 01:59:20 AM
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Just from looking at the photo of the Buckeye engine:

1) Piston feedwater pump / no injector.
2) No water glass, only trycocks (2).
3) Lever & weight safety valve.

Maybe this was standard for the era?

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I think that engine was built by Hagerstown Steam Engine
& Machine Co. Hagerstown Md.

Gary is right. It was built in Hagerstown Maryland in the 1890's. They went sold around 1900 when they were bought by The Foltz Mfg. Co, which is still in business.
One of this days, I want to go out and see it this engine. I would like to own it!!

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Old 02-05-2009, 11:10:49 AM
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Finely I collected myself to find out the proceedings for pictures to follow.
Herewith is the remains on the engine. Is there any of you who know what this rear axle arrangement looked like? Was it a sprung stub axle? Hopefully somebody will knew. Perhaps we will have to fabricate from scratch which is not impossible, then improvising if no instructions are available, but it is hard to believe that there should be no old boiler out there somewhere as a donor of the missing items. Any help would be appreciated to recreate this interesting ambassador of the American engineering

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The back axle is a drop axle and goes through the ash pan. Your engine looks very similar to mine except mine is 1923 built. I will have to look to see if I have any pictures of the back axle setup that I can send/post to you. Do or can you post more pictures of your engine?
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Do or can you post more pictures of your engine?
Thanks for your reply,

Enclosed is another of these old prints dating back to the 1978 something. It is asbestos which gives the white shade all over. Without wheels we had to find a solution for loading and it become the outfit as in the picture. It is still there on which I think is not very honourable for such a impressive machine.
Further pictures will be another day as from where it is located at present
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Here is some more pics from the location of today.

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Sorry I do not know why I have such a problem with this? but here is some pictures
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