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JC oilfield engine ?

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Old 04-11-2004, 02:24:48 PM
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Has anybody ever heard of a JC oilfield engine? I spoke with a gentleman the yesterday who has a few of these ranging from 20 to 25 HP. I saw part of one that was missing one flywheel and had the other flywheel busted. The engine greatly resembles a Bessemer. Just wondering if anybody knows anything about these engines or has an idea of what a complete one would be worth. The one I saw had no identifying marks on it. Thanks, Josh
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Old 04-11-2004, 07:10:36 PM
zach williams
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check the ofes site
Old 04-11-2004, 10:25:50 PM
Tom Schoolcraft
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JC stands for John Carrothers which was involved with FJ Fithian with the Bessemer gas engine Company.

There so close to a Bessemer most people say "JC stands for Just Copied"
Old 04-12-2004, 05:33:48 AM
steve cox
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A brief history of the "JC" engines. In 1907, James C. McKinney became president of the Titusville Iron Company. At that time they produced (castings) for three types of four-cycle engines in addition to direct connected oil well pumping powers. A two-cycle engine was developed for operating central powers, deep well pumping units and portable drilling rigs.These engines were built between 1908 and 1924. In 1916 the company name changed from Titusville Iron Company to Titusville Iron Works Co. In 1924 these engines were replaced with a high speed two-cycle engine sold under the name of TICO. These were built at the Titusville Iron Works Co. until 1940, and the plant continued in operation until 1971.

Old 04-12-2004, 08:27:29 AM
Patrick Marsh
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That engine plate looks like a J.G. to me.
Old 04-12-2004, 10:08:00 AM
Steve Cox
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I had thought the same thing when I first got the engine out of WV. But, an old oil-man set me straight as soon as he saw a couple pictures of it.
Old 04-12-2004, 11:34:30 AM
Patrick Marsh
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I take all teachings with a grain of salt. It takes three different people to tell me the same thing before I take it for fact. I asked my wife to read the tag and she read "JG" also.


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