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1920s Ingersoll Rand oil engine at auction MAR 23 in NJ


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Default Re: 1920s Ingersoll Rand oil engine at auction MAR 23 in NJ

I had advertised that engine a couple times for him in the Classifieds. Guess no one had any interest in it. I just hope it doesn't end up in the scrapyard. One other thing I noticed in the listing on the auctioneers website was a 10% buyers premium. Something they have never done before. Guess everyone is getting into the act
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Default Re: 1920s Ingersoll Rand oil engine at auction MAR 23 in NJ

Bill, thanks for the pic.. I do remember seeing this engine listed in the classifieds..just that 10% premium might keep some folk from not going the distance..I see its a 2 day sale?
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Default Re: 1920s Ingersoll Rand oil engine at auction MAR 23 in NJ

I talked to the gentleman who is having the sale the other day. He told me he specifically told the auctioneer that he didn't want any buyers premium placed on the sale. So, hopefully, the day of the sale, it will be stated that there will be no buyers premium. He also told me that it may end up being more than a 2 day sale. There is a lot of stuff that has to go so, it looks like there will be more sales down the line.
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I stopped by on the way home from work. I heard the engine, trailer and tractor sold for $10,000 or $10,500 and it was a scrap guy who bought it. Sad thing if this engine ends up as a Chi-con car
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i heard 10,500 also and that scrap guy buying most of everything. I hope it doesnt get chopped-melted. i took some pics to share in case we never see it again.
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size of that piston on display!
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i guess he was holding onto some of the good stuff not for auction..
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Default Re: 1920s Ingersoll Rand oil engine at auction MAR 23 in NJ

Yeah, he was holding onto the the roller and the gas engines he had. There were a couple things that were gas engine related that go sold that weren't suppose to. I go one thing and another fella got the other. The owner approached me about what I had bought (couple of webster mags and some other parts). He asked me what I wanted for them. I told him to give what I paid and he could have them back. Don't think he got the other piece back though. Guess there is going to be another sale or 2 later on in April to get rid of the rest of the stuff.
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Default Re: 1920s Ingersoll Rand oil engine at auction MAR 23 in NJ

I believe that the I-R came out of a factory in Phillipsburgh PA. If it is the same one, the owner used to take it to shows in the area. Did it use a diesel V-8 to start? If so, that was it. Was a neat display, sorry to see it scrapped.
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Andrew, yes it had the V8 to start.. same one ya mentioned.. its is on CL for sale couple days ago... Im happy it didn't make the scrap yard yet.
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Scraping engines makes me sick! Hope some one out there saves it.
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Default Re: 1920s Ingersoll Rand oil engine at auction MAR 23 in NJ

This engine still exists, and the scrap yard has it for sale for what he paid for it at the auction. Mike Piersa took some photos of it yesterday. and it still has its diesel pony motor and is still mounted to the drop deck semi trailer. From what he has told me this was the prototype of the IR locomotive engines and was installed at the Phillipsburg plant.
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Default Re: 1920s Ingersoll Rand oil engine at auction MAR 23 in NJ

I saw that big Ingersoll/Rand running at Jacktown a number of years ago --very impressive. It appears to have spent considerable time out in the weather since then --glad to hear that it hasn't been scrapped --that would be a real pity. Somebody spent a lot of time, money, and effort to put that display together.

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wonder what Mike has up his sleeves with this big engine! Hope he can get it into the right hands or a building soon.
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Default Re: 1920s Ingersoll Rand oil engine at auction MAR 23 in NJ

It is actually me toying with the idea of buying it. Lots of pros and cons that I am weighing. Mainly concerned with the amount of time this engine has sat outside. Did water get in it somehow? What condition is it in? Then there is condition of the trailer. Will it make the 340 mile trip out to our facility?

Then what about the work that we can't do here at the museum this year because we spent a good portion of our summer work budget on a diesel engine.
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Default Re: 1920s Ingersoll Rand oil engine at auction MAR 23 in NJ

This was a nice running engine, I saw it in NJ show back in 1996. Here is a Facebook clip he put on earlier.

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A little history on the big in line IR Diesel: This engine was built by IR for use in their phillipsburgh assembly plant. It was a prototype, for future engines, when first built, underwent tests ans factory modifications to get the best power and economy out of it. After its testing days, it was moved to another area of the plant, where it was connected to a power plant generater that made 50 cycles. It was used for making power to test compressors to be sent overseas after assembly. The engine was taken off line in the 1960s, and was removed from the IR plant in the 'late '70s, as the plant was sold and re-purposed. The engine was mounted on the trailer, first using air start, and then several small engines were tried for starting purposes. A V-8 truck engine was the last fitted, and probably is the one still on the trailer. This engine was displayed several times at the Jacktown show, being started once an hour for about 5 minutes of run. One time, it was in the small lot near what is now the mini railroad, and a load was placed on the engine, enough to spin up the turbocharger a bit. WONDERFUL STAK MUSIC, AND TURBO WHINE! Carbon sparks went up hundreds of feet, just as dusk was falling. We will miss the engine display.
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