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Old 05-27-2019, 05:39:38 PM
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Just picked up a nice 54mm Henrici, from c. 1905. It runs well, but needs a bit of cleanup.
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A 100mm Heinrici recently landed in my shop. It's my first full-size hot air engine. This one is unique that it has gearing to operate an eccentric drive for a water pump. Still working on cleaning up years of dirt, dust and rust. Do these engines have a serial number stamped on them? I assume that it is from the 1905 era give or take a few years.
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Nice one Mike. This model is shown in Heinrici catalogs from 1910-12 and could have been made up until 1920--G. Maier will know for sure. As far as I know Heinrici engines do not have serial numbers. Hope to see it running it at Coolspring.
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A 100mm Heinrici recently landed in my shop. It's my first full-size hot air engine. This one is unique that it has gearing to operate an eccentric drive for a water pump. Still working on cleaning up years of dirt, dust and rust. Do these engines have a serial number stamped on them? I assume that it is from the 1905 era give or take a few years.
Hi Mike, please contact me via hot-air-maier@t-online.de.
I have info about your engine and pump. Kind regards
Gerd Maier
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I saw that one on Facebook, bloke asked me what it was worth.
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Maybe Coolspring 2020 Brent. It's going to take a little time to get it cleaned up and mounted for a proper presentation. It's interesting to learn this was built near the end of the hot air era. It likely spent less than 20 years in service before being replaced by electricity. Most of the history of the engine has been lost; but it is believed to have been removed and placed in storage by the original owners approximately 80 years ago. It then passed through a couple descendants before returning to market.
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I put fire to the engine today and got it running. It's still a little too stiff to run the water pump. I tried to reconnect the pump after running the engine for 10-15 minutes with no luck. It's possible that the Sterno can lacks sufficient BTUs to pull any kind of load. The engine is still pretty "jerky" when I shot this video; it loosened up and ran smoothly about 10 minutes later. Not bad for waking up after an 80 year nap I suppose.

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Thanks for sharing the video!

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Thanks Mike. If it runs on Sterno it will fly with a proper propane burner. Now get to work!
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Here it is running with a single burner propane camp stove supplying the heat. These are available super cheap from Agri-Supply and look old. Plenty of heat to pull the water pump unloaded! Next step is to get a water system plumbed and then on to the Greenville Farm Power of the Past show.

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