Ron Ludford’s Oriental engine. By word of mouth, he has learned this engine was pulled out of a pump house after it had been knocked over in the 1906 San Francisco earthquake.
Patents by M.A. Graham in 1891 and T.G.Cantrell in 1895 for the Oriental engine.
An ad for the Oriental gas engine, patented in the beginning of 1891.
An ad introducing the horizontal Oriental engine, useful for raising water.
An ad showing new ownership of the Oriental Gas Engine Co. by Corliss.
Bill Prine’s 50 HP Oriental engine in 1993. This engine was in a river for half a century and has since been restored. It now resides in a California museum. Bill researched and sent Ron Ludford all the information on these pages.