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Help with age of Peerless

JeffK

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02/09/2020
A friend has a 50 horsepower Peerless traction engine with a brass tag on the jacket of the cylinder #18277. Does anyone have a guess on he year built? I also looked on the rear of the boiler for a stamp but didnt find any.
 

JBoogie

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37
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11/12/2013
i don't have my serial number list on me, but my 50hp is #17924 built 1917. i'd guess this engine to be 1918 or 1919. i'll have to check my list.

got any photos?
 

JeffK

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02/09/2020
Its running. I thought the National Board started in 1921 so I guess this should have a stamp. If there is a stamp it should be near the top in back correct?
 

M Zeigler

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07/11/2019
Mike,
I have sent you a couple of pictures of 18277 to post if you would, my computer is screwwed up for the moment & I can't access the photo upload.

I beleive you are correct with 1922 also.
Mike
 

JeffK

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02/09/2020
It has a butt strap boiler. I will take a few photos on Monday.
 

JeffK

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02/09/2020
The engine spent some time in Pennsylvania. However I do not know alot about the history of it.
 

Jerry Lucabaugh

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07/14/2019
I do beleive this is the engine that Leroy Walker restored. He and I were speaking of its origin at the Westminster MD show Back in the early 90's. Locals thought it was Raymond Leppo's. Leroy had bought that one too, but he said This one came from a farm on coon club road near Westminster MD.
 

Beth V

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03/03/2018
Jeff,

One of our lurkers (who should join!:brows:) sent me this message on the Peerless:
Peerless #18277 was built in 1923. SN#18290 was the last engine they made it was a 50 hp.and built in 1924. No it will not have national board # if it did, the # would be on the barrel flywheel side just behind the front flue sheet rivet seam.
I can forward his information to you if you wish to converse further....he had a 50 hp and now has a U GEEZER!:D

Beth
 

JeffK

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02/09/2020
Oh thats good info. I will look on the barrel for a # . I would be happy to get any information that the lurker has. Thanks Beth
 

JeffK

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02/09/2020
That would be some nice vacation, I have to see how many miles is inbetween Long Island and Ohio:idea:
 

Beth V

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03/03/2018
Jeff,

It's only MONEY! I could make a list of the "characters" that frequent NTA. Sounds like we should have more new characters from the MN & SD area.

Davide plans to return from Italy, and of course the Stants from MD & the Decks from KS.

You never know what accent you'll hear .. as well as which brand of engine they prefer!:D

Beth
 

Ryan Williams

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Last Subscription Date
01/20/2019
Should be somewhere around 18-20k I imagine based on other engines I know. I have a friend with a 50hp Peerless that's supposed to be the last ever built but he hasn't trucked it in years and I doubt he would have the weight offhand unfortunately. The Peerless literature I have doesn't seem to be particularly detailed either.
 
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