Making a Carburetor for an 1898 15 HP Reid Type A Gas Engine

Joel Sanderson crafts a custom carburetor for the engine that runs his home shop.

Joel Sanderson uses this 1898 15 HP Reid, serial number 578, to drive 90 feet of line shaft in his Michigan iron working shop. The demands on his engine for steady running required him to make a versatile carburetor that would respond quickly to varying loads, as well as allow him to easily run the engine on either gasoline or propane without making any permanent changes to the engine itself.