Back Road Bessemer

Not exactly barn fresh, an 8 hp Bessemer finds itself leading a slightly different life.

David Johnson's 8 HP Bessemer Gaso-Kero doing its duty as a mailbox. Bessemer Gas Engine Co., Grove City, Pa., built the two-stroke Gaso-Kero line in sizes ranging from 2 hp to 10 hp from around 1913 to 1925. Close inspection shows this engine to be surprisingly complete, certainly a deserving candidate for restoration.
Photo by Gary Bahre