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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COOLSPRING: DISCOVER AMERICA'S FINEST ANTIQUE ENGINE MUSEUM

New from Gas Engine Magazine Preservations Series: Coolspring, Discovering America’s Finest Antique Engine Museum.

For more than 25 years, 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 edited by former Gas Engine Magazine editor Christian Williams.

If you’ve visited the museum before, you’ll appreciate the unique selection of engines profiled here. And, if you’ve never had the opportunity to visit Coolspring personally, you’ll simply be amazed to discover the incredible selection of historically important and technically fascinating engines preserved for engine lovers everywhere in the most amazing museum of its kind in Coolspring, Discovering America’s Finest Antique Engine Museum.

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BIG BUD 747: THE WORLD'S LARGEST TRACTOR

When it was first introduced, Big Bud caught the attention of farmers and tractor enthusiasts worldwide. The monstrosity of Montana holds the unofficial title of the most famous tractor in the world. John Harvey's new book takes a unique glimpse into this fascinating agricultural icon, complete with stunning photography pairing Big Bud with some of man and nature's other big beasts. 128 pages.

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