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Innis / McEwen Bros. Half Breed bits & pieces


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Default Innis / McEwen Bros. Half Breed bits & pieces

Here's my small frame Innis steam engine bed that makes up 1/2 of my latest half breed. I have all the parts 'cept the crankshaft end bearings, box & strap. (Going back with a metal detector in the morning to see what I can find.) This engine has no front support pedestal, the original Innis steam engine cylinder had that built in. The McEwen Bros. 2 cycle cylinder has a riser section that bolts under the cylinder for support. It bolts up between the exhaust port and the cylinder flange mount. You can see the riser in the pic of parts, in front of the piston. This engine has an extra nice flywheel. 2 of the spokes have J.H. Heath, Duke Center, Pa painted on. This was no doubt the original owner of the engine. How it got from Duke Ctr to a side hill near Stannards, NY is a tale in itself. Need to find a few parts and then I can start on putting it all back together! I'd like to see a picture of a complete Innis steam engine with this style bed. Do any of you guys have a half breed with this bed frame?
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I have a few New York built Farrar & Trefts steam engines with bedplates some what the same, bearing caps are toward the cross head and both have supports at each end of the bedplate nothing on cylinder. Whats your valve And cylinder look like? Hope you find the brass bearing. I had to get some made. Skidmore
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Went back to the site the Innis bed came from this morning. 2 hours of intensive metal detecting failed to find the box and brasses for the big end bearing. We did find the brass orifice and burner that fits into the hot tube chimney. Also found 1/2 of the clutch engagement ring.

Hey Skidmore! Thanks for the cuts of the Farrar & Trefts steam engines. I have a Clark & Norton / F&T half breed that is the early hog trough style bed. I don't have the cylinder to the Innis engine out yet. It was robbed many years ago to keep a better producing oil lease in operation. I know where the cylinder is and hope to get it before snow flies too much. The lease that it's on is no longer producing, having last run in the early 1970s. The power house is down over what's left of the engine.
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Some more pix of the Innis bed.
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I think we found part on a Innis steam engine. The bedplate looks about the same. All the good stuff is long gone, still has the steam cylinder.
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Hey Brian, I have an Innis Bessemer half breed but I dont know how to attach them to this page. Mine was the feature engine at the west va oil and gas fest last year. If you will email me at olereg@comcast,net I can send some good pics.
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