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Old 07-15-2017, 10:34:44 AM
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Mike, it did come from RAM, and is now owned by the Canadian Museum of Making

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found this

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Why is it so rare to see a portable for sale? On Engine Ads, there always seems to be a few traction engines, but almost never a portable. I'd love to be able to find a small one.

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Just by the numbers far more traction engines were built than portables, so far more traction engines survived. Portables arenít that popular since most folks want something self propelled.
Good luck on your search for a small portable. I have learned that the price of portables are inversely related to their size. Just my 2 cents.
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Just by the numbers far more traction engines were built than portables, so far more traction engines survived.
You sure 'bout that?

I know FRICK built way more portables than traction engines. They sold sawmills, and the engines to power them.

I'm not going to research numbers in general, but a lot of portables were made. There were many uses when a portable was the cost effective machine, and traction simply wasn't needed. I'm a West Virginia native, and the hills and hollers were full of sawmills and portables, but you couldn't find a traction engine in the hilly terrain anywhere..........
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