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Old 03-30-2017, 09:28:24 PM
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I delivered a backhoe to a rental customer of ours at his residence, and he told me of this big concrete base he was going to dig out and get rid of. He then took me behind the garage and pointed to it out in the yard. Right away I knew it was an old oil field engine base. The building and engine were gone long ago. I told him what that was for and he was told by somebody else also. He told me of a big old engine that was on his property and the building had fallen in on it long ago just a short walking distance from where we were. I told him of my interest in antique engines, so he told me to come back sometime and look at it. I was driving by there today, so I stopped, took my lunch break and walked out to it. The pics show what I found. The connecting rod is missing and there is a chunk broke out of the base under the crank journal. It is a Bessemer. I think it might be a 15HP. How do you tell? There is no tag that I saw. Chris Barth Newport Ohio
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Measure the size of the flywheels and face of them.
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Thanks Rick. I will take some measurements when I go out again to see about the job of getting it out.
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Serial number is on side of fly wheels next to Gibb key.

If there send me numbers and I will get its shipping card.
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Thanks Tom. While there I will dig around a little to see if the connecting rod is laying in the dirt somewhere. The piston is still in it thankfully. With the hole busted out of the base the rod could have come off and broke up.
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Hope this helps
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