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Tillinghast half breed oil field engine


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Old 05-25-2016, 10:16:14 PM
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I am having trouble finding much about these engines. We have one we'd like to sell. We believe it dates to early 1900's. It has been fully restored, new bearings, has a cooling tank on the back, has one flywheel and a clutch on the other side. It's on metal skids. Has all the oilers. Very nice old engine. One really interesting unique thing - the letters slipped in the casting when they were being cast so the letters are not properly aligned. How would I determine a value for this engine? Is anyone interested in it?
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Do you know what horse power it is?
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Not sure - we think 15 or 20 hp.
How do I figure that out?
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Old 05-25-2016, 10:24:22 PM
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A picture or two would help along.
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I will post some pictures over the weekend.
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Here are some pictures
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One more - shows the lettering
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We have determined its 20 hp
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Default Re: Tillinghast half breed oil field engine

Paul,

I would need to know the piston size to give you an accurate HP rating. Tillinghast built engines clear up until the war (1941). The engines, compressors and other oilfield machined tools were built in the small town of McDonald, PA, just west of Pittsburgh, PA. Like many manufactures, the engines and compressors were built on retired steam frames.

I was fortunate enough to spend time with the grandson of Tillinghast who actually worked in the machine shop prior to its closing. I acquired the remaining records of the company, which wasn't much, as the building was cleaned out in the 1980's. So much of the history was documented memories of the grandson.
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