Stover 20 HP Crude Oil Engine

A rare find from the 2006 Stover Reunion

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The extreme belching of smoke from a long, gray exhaust pipe filled the air, floating east with the breeze, as the loud clanking of the great engine beat with rhythmic precision. A crowd inevitably gathered as owner D.W. Ruhter of Moab, Utah, started the rare engine; rare in this case meaning singular, as this is the only Stover 20 HP crude oil engine, complete and working, known to exist.

Excerpted from the October/November 2006 issue of Gas Engine Magazine. Subscribe today to read the full article and more!