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Robert Bell portable/other boiler/stationary engine


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Old 12-07-2013, 11:19:15 PM
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Default Robert Bell portable/other boiler/stationary engine

I just saw this on Kijiji... outside of my neck of the woods, perhaps someone in Ontario might be interested?

http://ontario.kijiji.ca/c-buy-and-s...AdIdZ549700263
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The stationary engine looks like a Skinner, from Erie, PA , USA.
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Default Re: Robert Bell portable/other boiler/stationary engine

You beat me to it Colin, I was going to post this ad today.

I spoke to the gentleman on the phone yesterday. He seems quite fair. He wants the stuff out of the building as he wants the floor space. He is willing to let the stuff go reasonably as long as it is going to a loving home and not getting scrapped.

Hopefully somebody saves the stuff.....
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It's like the end of the children's book, Mike Mulligan and His Steam Shovel.
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The stationary engine looks like a Skinner, from Erie, PA , USA.
The advert says it is a Peerless.
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Default Re: Robert Bell portable/other boiler/stationary engine

I almost thought that the photos are reversed because the engine & flywheel are reversed compared to all of the Bell's that I've seen. Can anyone answer that?

I reviewed the Robert Bell thread and didn't find any leads although Tim posted a reverse portable with the cylinder at the back. http://www.smokstak.com/forum/showth...ht=robert+bell

Here is Searson's 35 hp portable:

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I am looking at the big boiler possibly as i spoke to him earlier today. I was also wondering if there was anyone up in that neck of the woods that could check out the condition of that boiler as its accross a border and my passport is expired. The engine is a peerless he said. Thank you all
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I had dad call the owner and he would love to move it like others have said.He bought it from a gentleman by the name of Doug Macintosh and he has passed on years ago.It is the same as our's, 35 hp with the butt strap boiler.The engine is neat cause it is mounted opposite to others.Only thing is he has no paper work on the boiler but if it went across to the states you guys would probley have no problem with it. It has not been fired for a number of years as he has said and never ran the engine. So just thought i would let you know what dad had found out. Jason
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