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The 1917 National Supply Catalog states about Superior engines, "The simplicity, strength and staying qualities of these engines are unquestioned, and the fact that they have been in continuous use for more than 20 years is a high tribute to their quality."
P. J. Shouvlin on Washington St. in Springfield, Ohio renamed his machine shop in the 1890s to The Superior Engine Company. His first oilfield pumping engine was sold to a company in Findlay, Ohio which became the Ohio Oil Company and then Marathon Oil.
By its 25th anniversary in 1914 Superior was selling a line of standard engines from 20 to 100 horsepower, tank cooled and open jacket engines from 2.5 to 15 horsepower, both stationary and mounted on all-steel trucks, throughout the country.
In 1928 Superior was acquired by the National Supply Company with P. J. Shouvlin as head of the Superior Engine Division. In 1930 Superior diesels were applied for the first time to rotary drilling.
The Superior Engine Division ended 1942 by receiving the maritime Commission "M" award and Victory Fleet flag for its record of building diesel engines for U.S. Liberty Ships. Superior also built engines for National LST landing-craft vessels and for lend-lease to other Allied nations.
By the mid 1950s the division's engines were being used in practically every petroleum-producing area of the world. In April 1955 National Supply Company sold its Diesel Division to White when the Springfield facility became the White Diesel Engine Division. Several years later National Supply was acquired by Armco Steel Corporation of Middletown, Ohio.
Superior engines were used by the U.S. Department of Defense as power generating equipment for SAGE, DEW line radar, Bomarc, Atlas, Nike-Zeus, Nike-Hercules, Mace and Titan II missiles. In total, White Superior Division diesel engine-generator sets provided power for more than 175 missile sites and 18 major defense programs. The Bell System installed Superior sets for precise electric power to control, compute and track its Telstar communications satellite. The division withdrew completely from marine diesel production when it was purchased by Cooper.

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The three 60SX8's we had were pulled from a SAGE facility, not sure where the 40SX8 came from.
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In 1946 Ingalls shipbuilding attempted to enter the Diesel locomotive market with a locomotive powered by a 1500 hp Superior. It was in service until 1960, the only one ever built, with the GM&O.
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We have a Superior 2- Cyl - 2 - Cycle engine- 50 HP- RPM 600 made by The
National Supply Co. Superior Engine Div. - Springfield, Ohio. S/N GB 1687.
It came from Bakersfield, Ca. We got it in the 1970's. It was in the oil fields.
It was running a water pump on a cooling tower. This is a up right engine.
Does anybody have any literature on this engine?

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Superior gensets were supplied to the U.S. navy and installed in LST and Patrol Chasers. LST main engines were all EMD 567 series V12 while generators were 3x3cyl Cleveland division built engines or three straight 8 Superior engine of about 300 hp. I don't recall the model of these engines but they were very sweet runners. regards ray
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We have a Superior 2- Cyl - 2 - Cycle engine- 50 HP- RPM 600 made by The
National Supply Co. Superior Engine Div. - Springfield, Ohio. S/N GB 1687.
It came from Bakersfield, Ca. We got it in the 1970's. It was in the oil fields.
It was running a water pump on a cooling tower. This is a up right engine.
Does anybody have any literature on this engine?

John and Mike
Dinuba, Ca.
The Superior Type GB twin vertical 2 cycle Convertible Gas Engine is listed in the 1939 National Supply Co. catalog. Bore/stroke 7 1/2 X 8. Speed 400 - 600 RPM. It was available with or without enclosed clutch. Air start was standard as was centrifugal water cooling pump. Piston has six narrow face, deep section rings. Optional equipment: slide rails, air filter, radiator with fan and drive. Approximate shipping weight with clutch 5350 lbs. The GB was also available in 3 and 4 cylinder versions in 75 hp and 100 hp respectively.

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