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Dempster 2 1/2 HP Class 2H

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That's a sweet engine Joel
I like the embossed name on the side face of the water hopper.
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Looks good Joel.
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Originally Posted by DavidRaines View Post
When I got mine all I could find was gray paint.???

I believe that all Dempster's were green, but this is based on observations and catalog images.
They used a very thick heavy paint. The ones I've seen that have set outside for a long time have faded out and lost the majority if not all of their pigment. The original engines with lots of Grease are definitely a dark green.

Here is an update below after looking at the attached pictures.

Attached are a couple of pictures of original engines that were very greasy. They were cleaned carefully revealing the original paint. The first one is just a picture of the nice dark green paint. The second one shows the side of the hopper. If you look closely there's green paint on top and then a darker gray filler primer material underneath it where the top coat has peeled or chipped off. I think what happens is that the less durable green finish paint wears off in the sun and leaves the gray filler primer which fades over time.
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