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Old 04-19-2005, 08:46:59 AM
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This is a pic I have come across while reading out the archives it is a generator in a P.R.R. dynamometer car I have a pic of the car it was in but it is too big for now i will have to size it if anyone wants to see it.
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Well I forgot to add that I have no idea what engine this is doea anyone have any ideas? Sorry about the quality of the pic it is a scan from the original print and it wasn't in the best of shape
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Ellis or Detriot?
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I really enjoy seeing pictures of Early engines on their working site. Careful study of the engine with a magnifing glass reveals an engine of 4 cycle design with a cross shaft to operate the valves and looks like it possibly has a flyball governor on same shaft for speed control. Also the head appears to be of a solid bolt on plate design used on very early engines. National Meter co. makers of Nash engines built early generator sets in the 1890's and their 4 cycle engines used a similar cross shaft. Whatever make the engine is it would be very welcome in my shop!
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