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Reid type A


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Old 09-29-2002, 07:51:09 PM
Bill Klein,Pa
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Default Reid type A

I have been watching the posts for an answer to Danny Shields request for an explanation of the term "Type A" but there has been no response. Who out there can enlighten us? Bill Klein
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Old 09-29-2002, 09:29:24 PM
Bill Hazzard
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Default Re: Reid type A

Type A Reids are the Clerk two cycle engines.
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Old 09-29-2002, 11:37:05 PM
Danny Shields
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Default Re: Reid type A

Thank You for the response. What other types of REID engine's were built?
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Old 09-30-2002, 06:10:59 PM
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Default Re: Reid, Other types

Hi Danny,

I am not very familiar with the later lines of Reid engines. I do know from surviving examples that the company sold a two-stroke solid injection 'diesel' and a closed crank four-stroke gas engine (type C ??). The four-stroke is at Coolspring. The diesel has moved several times over the years and was last heard of in the Pittsburgh area. There probably were other variations.

Kirk
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Old 09-30-2002, 11:33:19 PM
Bill Klein,Pa
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Thanks Haz, now can U tell us why they call it the "Clerk" engine? Bill Klein
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Old 10-01-2002, 01:28:27 AM
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The Clerk-cycle was named after itís inventor, Sir Dugald Clerk, who came up with this unique two cycle engine design in 1878. A feature of all Clerk-cycle engines is the separate (small) pumping cylinder that provides low pressure scavenging and charging of the (big) power cylinder.
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Old 10-01-2002, 01:55:28 AM
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Thanks engine buddies for all the good info. I love these engine's.
 

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