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Bessemer 20HP, first run, Somerset Steam and Gas

Brad Kelley

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39
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07/10/2019
This year, the Somerset Steam and Gas Engine Association received a generous donation of a nearly complete oil drilling rig, including the drilling derrick, pumpjack, and a 20HP Bessemer. We've been working feverishly to get the exhibit setup for our show this weekend (Sept. 7-9), and yesterday we got the engine running for the first time.

Here's a couple videos of the first run of the Bessemer at it's new home.


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Here's another view of the engine running in its new powerhouse.
 

Brad Kelley

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39
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07/10/2019
Re: Bessemer 20HP, first run, Somerset steam and gas

Here is a photo of our exhibit, still a work in progress.

And some photos of the site where the rig was recovered from, just outside Charlottesville, Virginia. There's a story to tell about the whole thing and how it got to Virginia (where there's no oil), but I'll post that some other time, maybe after our show.
 

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Jeff Wahl

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10/02/2019
Re: Bessemer 20HP, first run, Somerset steam and gas

Wish I could make the show and see it in person! Will be up in Maine helping my parents out. Hope you have great time!
 

MBH

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Re: Bessemer 20HP, first run, Somerset steam and gas

Excellent. Always looked forward to the Pasture Party when I was stationed in DC.
 

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