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Old 09-28-2007, 03:40:04 PM
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The Blue Mt Antique Gas and Steam Engine Assoc. just received a T.W. Phillips Engine from Butler PA. Does anyone have any information? Def in need of a governor and am not sure what else. We need help.
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Is it a halfbreed or standard engine? Where in Pa. is Blue mtn? You can run it without a governor easy enough. I'm in Pa. maybe I coul help. Jim
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Thanks for the reply, Jim. We are on the Eastern border of the state. About 20 miles north of Easton. We have a show coming up on the 20 and 21 of October if you are close. Jacktown.com is our website.

We believe it to be a hot tube engine. Not sure of the difference between a Half-breed and standard.
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A half-breed is an engine that was a steam engine, but the steam cylinder has since been removed and replaced with a gas engine cylinder. Many companies offered conversion kits for different brands of engines.
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Thanks, Eric. With that information I believe this to be a standard engine.
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I have 2 T W Phillips engines that were my fathers. One is put together, one has been restored and needs put back together. I am just learning so have little knowledge but could send you a photo of the the running machine we have. I know my father has some information in his files about the Phillips engine. He passed away last year and I'm not up to speed. There are some members of the East Tennessee Antique Engine Association who understand the Phillips and could help.

John Neth 3rd
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Here is a patent for a clutch for the TW Phillips Mfg Co.

Our Phillips has a clutch similar to this one shown.

http://www.google.com/patents?id=NDJ...s+pennsylvania

This appears to be a reversing clutch.

http://www.google.com/patents?id=pI5...s+pennsylvania

While looking I had a hard time finding any other Phillips patents relating to engines. I did however find a patent by A. F. Clarke which looks exactly like that of a Phillips engine with the double valves on the cylinder. Clarke also lived in Butler so I would assume that the engine design for Phillips was by Clarke.

http://www.google.com/patents?id=OhZ...r+pennsylvania
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