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Old 01-15-2009, 07:03:02 PM
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I think this one gets the record for most engines in one picture!

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Old 01-15-2009, 07:43:34 PM
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I think this one gets the record for most engines in one picture!
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Old 01-15-2009, 08:07:15 PM
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Doh! There must be 200 of 'em between the two pictures!
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Old 01-15-2009, 09:34:52 PM
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I bought this photo at a computer show near the Toronto Airport in the late 80's, for a dollar. I was checking out the latest games for my Commodore 64 and they had other vendors there to fill the space. It's only a 2x3 and I keep it at the bottom corner of my "newer" computer screen.
Anyway, looks like an opposed out on the prairies. I never have positively indentified the engine.

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Old 01-15-2009, 09:55:04 PM
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These photos are great!

Thanks for all of the submissions.

How about something BIG !

Here is one from the US steel plant at Gary, Indiana around 1910. It is a rare photo showing a huge early blowing engine during construction of the power house.


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Somebody needs to do some counting and see who has the most engines in a picture. Here is a picture from inside the Hercules factory in about 1915. It shows a mixture of Economy and Hercules engines.


http://www.herculesengines.com/hercu...0Postcard2.jpg

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TW Phillips , Butler Pa. factory photo.
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Andrew, it pretty much looks like a Goold Shapley & Muir opposed.
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I am sure that Keith knows this, but his Economy/Hercules picture was, of course, completely black and white. The engines were "painted" after the picture was developed in order to give the photo some contrast. SOME people have argued over the years that some Hercules engine were black based SOLELY on this photo, which of course, is crazy talk.
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Here are a few that were located at the Cabot Compressor Station in Calhoun Co., WV. The engines in the first photo were destroyed in a very large explosion in 1945. I believe the other three photos were their replacements.

Cabot Station has been shut down for years. I never did know what happened to all those large engines. I guess, according to the photos, they were scrapped.
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TW Phillips, Butler PA. Factory photo

It amazes me that those "saw horses" can support all that weight!
I sure wouldn't want to crawl under it!!!
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Here's a picture of my 8 HP Columbus with its original owner around 1908. I wish the quality was a little better, but I'm pleased to have anything like this to go with the engine! All these pictures are great - they make me think I was born 100 years too late.

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And a couple other Columbus pics I've picked up through the years. Sorry about the eBay wording in the one. I never rescanned the picture after I got it.

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Here is another Springfield Gas Engine working. Looks to be about 10 HP. Notice the wood tub for cooling. I have never heard of a silo filling done with a elevator. If you scale it out with man standing near the silo, the wood stave silo can't be more than 20' tall at that spot. Barn being on a side hill, the base of the silo went down to the lower level. It took 11 men, 2 teams and 1 dog to get that job done.
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Thanks, guys, for those great photos!

I only wish I had a photo of my 1897 Jack of All Trades when it was in it's first home. (I am the second owner).

Take care - Elden
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Thanks guy`s for all the excellent photo`s. I have printed off a few so that I can set up a display to show the newbies what they were used for and how important it is that we maintain this heritage.Again to you all a big thankyou Jim
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Here's a picture of "classic old engine on wheels".

My father-in-law was told to take a load of wheat to the elevator and take the long way around because the bridge won't hold the weight of the Rumley. Well Willy thought the short way to the elevator would work and any way that old bridge looked pretty strong, but oh--oh---oh---NO. It wasn't strong enough.

I never did think to ask him how they got the thing out of there. Now all are gone who could tell me that. Isn't that the way it is. Another good reason to preserve our history.

By the way, the Rumley was cut up and sold for $800.00 during World War II. I'm sure glad every body didn't do that.

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I dug out and scanned the couple of engine pictures I have in my accumulation of stuff. Hopefully they aren't too small as I had to compress them to fit Harry's file size restrictions.

1. Unidentified engine. I bought this postcard several years ago just because it looked cool. I never noticed until tonight that it is signed by Harry Matthews. It might be worth a fortune now!!

2. Otto. These postcards show up from time to time on Ebay. I wish they would have shown more of the engine.

3. Unidentified engine. Maybe a York? It's difficult to really make out any distinguishing features in the picture. That guy sure was dressed up to buzz firewood!

Enjoy!
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Two pictures from the Foos Gas Engine Co. salesman photo album.
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Preston, that Foos in the second photo is ONE BIG FOOS! 35 HP maybe?
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