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Old 11-21-2010, 07:09:31 PM
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Besides the big Snow engines that are about, are there many double acting tandem engines around? I have only seen pics of a Joyner that someone owns.
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As a young field engineer I did a job at a pumping station on the Mich-Wis(?) pipeline in southeast Kansas that had an engine that was the first engine that caught my eye. It had a 14 foot diameter flywheel that weighted 14 tons, and was a 200 HP engine at 200 RPM. There was two banks of cylinders. I am pretty sure it was a National engine, but it has been over 40 years ago. I have always wanted to go back and take pictures of it.
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Here is a picture of the JOYNER double acting tandem that I got out of Oklahoma in 1992. Traded it away 2 year ago. Was fun running but a high maintenance engine. It was made as a prototype by L.B. Joyner in 1919. He got a patent on this engine or parts of it in 1921. Patent # 1,391,832 if you want to look it up. It has a 6" bore & 8" stroke with 32" FWs. Never got into producing large versions of this engine as the market for this type engine was drying up when he got the patent approved in 1921..
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About 14 years ago I was in a gas pumping station in Ks. where there was 12 Double acting tandem twins 1100Hp Coopers and they where are running...
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Default Re: Double acting tandem engines

Here are 2 videos of Cooper-Bessemer gas compressors. One was taken in 2009 in a compressor station in Louisiana. I am not sure if this station is still running.



This one is much more recent (august of this year). These are in station in Mullenville Kansas. Perhaps these are the ones you saw Buckeyeman?



I did not take either of these videos; I just found them online.
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As a young field engineer........ but it has been over 40 years ago.
Sooooo Ray, Ya started working when you were 4 years old??????
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Sooooo Ray, Ya started working when you were 4 years old??????
Sometimes it seems like it Jeff! But I was in my 20's and ready to change the world...
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