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Newbie needs help I.D. of Jensen


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Old 11-08-2016, 01:26:40 AM
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Hello All!

So glad to find this forum.

My father-in-law gave me what I think is Jensen 35 of some sort. Any help identifying my new toy would be appreciated.

Would polishing the engine reduce it's value? What's the value of my engine?

Also need help with the insulator pieces under the tank and the pieces that support the plug...they broke loose.

Much thanks!


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Old 11-08-2016, 04:05:11 AM
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Hi I could be wrong but your engine looks like a Jensen 35. I know the plug point on some of the Jensen 35 engines were always located where the chimney stack but yours could well be an earlier version of the 35.
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Hi, looks to me to certainly be a Jensen 35 and most likely the "Transition 35" see http://www.jensensteamengines.com/museum.htm .

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Thanks Scott. My engine does look very much like a "Transistion" however mine is all brass and has a tall, brass stack. Any further thoughts?
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Thanks Scott. My engine does look very much like a "Transistion" however mine is all brass and has a tall, brass stack. Any further thoughts?
Tom Jensen used whatever he had on-hand, so variations are often seen.

I too have a non-nickeled Transition 35 with some restorations:
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Hi here is a picture of my Jensen 35 which I restored and converted it from electric to gas powered. Really love this Jensen engine.
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Wow...she's a beauty!!

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Looks awesome Scott, is it best to restore or keep original?
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Hi it all comes down to individual taste. If I had that engine I would have her shining like new but then I have engines which have the well played with look.
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Wow...she's a beauty!!

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Looks awesome Scott, is it best to restore or keep original?
Mine came to me in a bright and shiny state, but for most of my old engines I like to leave alone, if they run.
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You have a very nice transition 35.
They were produced both in nickel and natural brass finish.
At some point yours had a heater transplant which is evident
due to the counter top appliance cord prongs and the incorrect
screws holding the firebox down on the wood base.

If I were you I would just gently clean it.

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Very nice transition 35! I agree with Gil that it should just be gently cleaned.

Check out this thread.

https://www.smokstak.com/forum/showthread.php?t=116748
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Fantastic looking engine !

Must be one of the very first of these, given the old style safety valve.
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