1885 Slide Valve

'Otto' gas engine

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Maine's Father of the Gasoline Engine, Ernest Hallowell of Augusta, stands alongside a rare flame ignited slide valve 'Otto' gas engine. This engine was purchased at the Henry Ford Museum Auction held in October 1985 by The Akron Antique Power Museum, Akron, Ohio. After the auction the museum offered the loan of the engine to the Owls Head Transportation Museum, Owls Head, Maine. Under the expert hand of Preston Foster master mechanic and restorer, the engine was run for the first time in over fifty years at the museum in June of 1986. The engine is on display at the Owls Head Museum located on the coast of Maine.