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Just picked up a 10 inch single cylinder Rider Ericsson.
Can't post pics yet but i will do my photobucket is full.

It's the early sytle with the cast iron legs.
Can you guys help with dating it please
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Default Re: 10 inch Rider Ericsson

You have an Ericsson engine made by the Rider-Ericsson Engine Co. Cast iron legs were actually later and 22138 was near the end of their production, probably from the 1920s-30s, although precise dating is impossible. The company ceased doing business in early 1939 with the last of its stock of hot air engines shipped out in 1938.
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You have an Ericsson engine made by the Rider-Ericsson Engine Co. Cast iron legs were actually later and 22138 was near the end of their production, probably from the 1920s-30s, although precise dating is impossible. The company ceased doing business in early 1939 with the last of its stock of hot air engines shipped out in 1938.
Are you going to compile & publish all the expertise you've acquired over the years?
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I'm working toward that goal, but it's still a ways off, maybe a retirement project. The company records were apparently dumped in the late 1930s and information has to be pieced together from existing catalogs, literature, old correspondence, and the machines themselves. There are only a few engines associated with known manufacturing dates which makes dating others very difficult. Thanks for the encouragement.
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Can't wait to see it running.
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They were meant to pump water. You can burn anything in the fire box and it will pump water as long as the fire is kept going.
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Default Re: 10 inch Rider Ericsson

This engine has a few differences what I can see. The deck plate is cut out square rather then rounded in the back. The legs appear to be shorter. Are the links brass or cast steel? Makes my mouth water thinking about working on it! Good Luck WES
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The links are all cast steel. Yes every time i walk in the shed i just want to work on it.
The square cut out you speak off you mean the on efor the water pump ?
The original legs are not pictured
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does the tag say Rider Ericsson engine co Or does it say REECO On the tag ????
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In Australia it seems like most of them were used for pumping water from Wells, Creeks, Rivers, Bores etc. I heard of a property that had 10 Hot Air engines pumping water from a river to supply a large fruit and vegetable crop.
One was set up on the end of a huge wood stove in the basement of a hotel and used to pump water through out the hotel.

A few other ones I know of were operated by Chinese workers who managed the gardens on property's.

I'd really like to know of any other brand/makes of Hot Air Engines that were sent to Australia. Also does anyone have a idea how many were sent here ?? of any brand or make.
I have to chase up some pics ( i really like as they were found pics ) one of the pics is of an 8" on a river bank. The hot air engine must have broke down and the owners sat a very nice stationary engine in front of it. They used a belt on the flywheel on the hot air engine to drive it inturn using the pump on the hot air to pump water.

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Oh I forgot mention the 10" is in pieces. I seems to be one of those engines that really wants to be restored. I have not had much trouble freeing things up and getting it apart.
The last thing to do is get the piston out of the cylinder and the flywheel which is turning off the crank shaft. Pics to come.
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Default Re: 10 inch Rider Ericsson

Back to work on this one again, but I have a few questions.


What is the idea behind the holes there are two opposite each other ?
There also seems to be stuff ( rust scale or sand ) inside are they weighted for balance ?



How critical is the step in the bore can I just bore and hone the barrel to a new size ? Does it need the step ?

The sealing glad was missing is it the same style as the 6" Rider twin cylinder ?

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Dang Photobucket that has never done that before. I'll try and sort the pics out.

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Default Re: 10 inch Rider Ericsson

Don't use photobucket, just upload the photos to Smokstak.
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The step in the cylinder you are talking about is that in top of cold cylinder where the piston was stuck????
the two bolt holes you mentioned where are they located ??
Do you have the fire Box???? Buster
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Buster can you please PM me your phone number ?

Yes the step is in the cylinder larger at top were the piston runs and small diameter in the ruff cast area below the piston area.

Yes I have the fire box but it needs work. The two holes are in the side of the plunger if that is a good description.

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the pictures came through on my computer of transfer piston. ..
the two holes are O k there is A nipple in there to keep the transfer piston from collapsing or swelling up when heated or cooled ... on the long transfer piston is there A rod screwed in top of it ??? Also how long is the step in the cold cylinder ??
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The 'step' itself is not important. You would only need to machine the top section of the cylinder where the power cylinder is sealed with a cup leather. It will not likely seal very well unless those pits are machined out and then you may need a larger diameter piston to compensate for the larger bore. I'm not sure, but you might be able to make up the difference after machining with a thicker leather seal--but one which is still very flexible. The bottom unmachined part is where the displacer (transfer piston) moves up and down without touching the cylinder wall.
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