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Governor... But what is it for?


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I know I've had this on Harry's page but I'm not sure if it had this picture in the steam section. I am wondering what it fits and possibly a ballpark value. I'm not familiar with steam as I'm into hit and miss engines. Any help is appreciated. Thanks all. -Tony-
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I know I've had this on Harry's page but I'm not sure if it had this picture in the steam section. I am wondering what it fits and possibly a ballpark value. I'm not familiar with steam as I'm into hit and miss engines. Any help is appreciated. Thanks all. -Tony-
Tony, I'd bet a nickel that it came off of a smaller gas tractor's engine. Gary
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Default Re: Governor.. But what is it for?

Those covered pickering type were made for use on many gas tractors. If belt driven, Eagle tractors used them. Yours looks to be driven from the end of the camshaft. also there looks to be a control arm on it. All steam governors had a direct mounting on the steam valve, so I think we can rule out any steam use.
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If you were to peer into the early seperator history you will also see this type used on the early feeders used as a governor, if your company did not have a patent on the feeder governor you were forced to use one of your competitors or you needed to buy one similar in design as this
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