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1903 5 HP Reliable
More than 120 photographs by famed photographer J.C. Allen of farm work performed in dairy, poultry and hog barns as well as the wide variety of tasks performed in the barnyard including ensilaging, stock feeding and watering, haymow loading, threshing, corn grinding, butchering, collecting eggs, root cellaring and much more. Many of these photos have never been published.
Since its founding in 1985, the Coolspring Power Museum in Coolspring, Pa., has been recognized as housing one of the world's finest collections of early and historically significant internal combustion engines. Designated a Mechanical Engineering Heritage Collection by the American Society of Mechanical Engineers in 2001, the museum's 20 buildings shelter a collection of more than 250 engines, 40 of which are profiled here on this DVD in a museum overview edited by former Gas Engine Magazine editor Christian Williams.
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Gas Engine Magazine extends its sincere gratitude to the Coolspring Power Museum and its amazing band of volunteers for making this project possible. Special thanks go to the following Coolspring Power Museum experts for volunteering their time and knowledge in compiling this video: Paul Harvey, Founder; Preston Foster, Curator; Clark Colby, President; Mike Murphy, Board of Directors member; Wayne Grenning, vintage engine historian. www.CoolspringPowerMuseum.org