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Old 12-19-2010, 10:42:12 PM
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Default Convertable Oilfield Engines

There are very few Convertible "will run on gas or steam" Oilfield engines out there. I think Zach W may have one? BUT, I have never heard of the Palm Gas Engine before. Anyone ever seen one?
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is the palm they have at Coolsprings a convertible?
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is the palm they have at Coolsprings a convertible?
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Default Re: Convertable Oilfield Engines

This is not what your asking but I'll tell you about it anyway. A local man in Tulsa had me convert a FM 118 into a steam engine once. He came to my shop with a bunch of drawings, I made the parts and we put them together and I never saw it run on steam but we did hook it up to our air compressor and it ran. I don't have clue what ever became of that engine. Later on I ended up making a prototype of another thing for him he ended up getting a patent on called the cyclonic valve.
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Default Re: Convertable Oilfield Engines

I know of 5.

Palm (unique as it can be gas or steam or both gas and steam)

Northrup (The Either) I have one of these. Very unique and requires opening and closing three seperate valves to operate on steam or gas.

Gardner (Gardner made three variations of a convertible. All used a single lever to go from steam back to gas) I have one of these as well

D.C.&U. Tillinghast (Unique and advnaced for it's time, sold in either a D-Valve steam or rotary) I have the complete history of this company if anyone is interested.

South Penn (Looks much like the DC&U, only one known to exist and not really sure if it's a South Penn)

All 5 examples exist at the Coolspring museum.

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Here's the link to the DC&U:
http://www.google.com/patents?id=FPw...page&q&f=false

http://www.google.com/patents?id=F_w...page&q&f=false

And here's Gardners patent:

http://www.google.com/patents?id=n-w...page&q&f=false
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Default Re: Convertable Oilfield Engines

Bill,

There are actually 2 South Penn convertable engines. One is in a collection in Michigan and actually has a stamp on it saying Clarksburg, WV.
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I have a DC & U convertible engine but I haven't even seen it in 10 years because it's buried in the back of a barn covered with junk. Guess I need to get that one out and restored.
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Default Re: Convertable Oilfield Engines

Did someone say convertible??? I have a few that needs drug out of the barn, engines & cars 1. BD Northrup The Either 2. Gardner High Box 3. Another that Looks like a variation of a Gardner by looking at the head 4. DC & U Tillinghast 5. 1965 SS Chevelle convertible. Do'nt know which one to start on first. Thanks , Skidmore
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