Gas Engines
The hobby of collecting antique engines, past and present.

Nelson Engine One for the Ages

An early Nelson engine resurfaces as a family heirloom after several decades.

Oshkosh and Wiscona Pep Engines

Many of the best-known engines came from Wisconsin. So did many of the least known, including the Oshkosh and Wiscona Pep.

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Coolspring: Discovering America's Finest Antique Engine Museum

The Coolspring Power Museum in Coolspring, Pa., has been recognized as housing the world’s finest collection of early and historically significant internal combustion engines. Designated a Mechanical Engineering Heritage Collection by the American Society of Mechanical Engineers, the museum boasts a collection of more than 250 engines in 20 buildings, 40 of which are profiled here in a museum overview.

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