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Lets see some picture's of small steam engine's.

Lester Bowman

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Alright Jake. You're not going to get off THAT easy ! Details on these pic's you've posted, at least what you can share :)
 

JBoogie

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Here is the largest Sipp engine. It is the 1 HP. it is 20" H. with a 12" flywheel. It is a rare engine and I was told that there only 5 or 6 known. Sipp shows a twin 1 HP = 2HP in their catalog , but I have never seen one. Ron
Did they make a 1hp horizontal?
 

Ronald E. McClellan

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01/05/2020
JBoogie I have a repo copy of the Sipp catalog. There are engines in the catalog that are not Sipp engines. These engines are , The two HP Yacht engine , The 1/4 HP center crank engine , The Weed gas engine , The Locomotive. There is a reference under Marine castings in sets to a 1Hp horizontal. That is the Weed horizontal and vertical steam engines. So my answer is that Sipp did not make a 1 HP horizontal steam engine. Ron
 

Ronald E. McClellan

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Here is another rare engine. I have never seen another one like it. It is a walking beam engine of the grasshopper type. It has a vertical beam. What is left of the paint indicates that it is very very old. It has a 12" dia flywheel and wood lagged cylinder. Ron ***** If any of you are wondering and I'll bet some are , all of the engines that I am showing belong to me and reside in my house*****
 

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Mike in NC

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Ronald,
Did you ever go to the Newcomen Society of the United States in Exton, before it closed? They had a neat model of a Newcomen engine. They had some cool displays.
 

Ronald E. McClellan

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Mike I live about 3 miles from the Newcomen museum and visited several times. When I found out that they were closing , I tried to buy a couple of items , but they would only sell as a lot , somewhere around $100,000. I didn't have that much extra pocket money. I believe that was the year 2000. Everything was shipped to Christies South Kensington and was auctioned off April 5 2001. There were 44 lots. There were 4 lots that didn't sell 2, 3, 24, 35. although I think that deals were made and sold after the sale. I think that Charlie C. bought a lot of the stuff. Total sold including premium GBP 118,463. I did not buy anything. Ron
 

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Mike in NC

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What part of West Chester do you live in or do you live in West Whitlend? As I remember the museum was in Uwchlan township. I was born and raised in West Bradford. I used to read electric and natural gas meters for PECO and the Newcomen museum was one of my stops. It is a shame that it closed.
 
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