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Bessemer 20HP, first run, Somerset Steam and Gas


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This year, the Somerset Steam and Gas Engine Association received a generous donation of a nearly complete oil drilling rig, including the drilling derrick, pumpjack, and a 20HP Bessemer. We've been working feverishly to get the exhibit setup for our show this weekend (Sept. 7-9), and yesterday we got the engine running for the first time.

Here's a couple videos of the first run of the Bessemer at it's new home.


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Here's another view of the engine running in its new powerhouse.
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Here is a photo of our exhibit, still a work in progress.

And some photos of the site where the rig was recovered from, just outside Charlottesville, Virginia. There's a story to tell about the whole thing and how it got to Virginia (where there's no oil), but I'll post that some other time, maybe after our show.
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Wish I could make the show and see it in person! Will be up in Maine helping my parents out. Hope you have great time!
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Jeez Jeff, shoot down to Dublin on Saturday!
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Excellent. Always looked forward to the Pasture Party when I was stationed in DC.
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Videos would not work for me. Thanks for sharing them and the pictures though!
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Here is a video of the exhibit running today.

https://youtu.be/vjatOJJp440
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