The Superior Piersen: Gas Engines and Telegraph Equipment

The Piersen Manufacturing Company of Topeka, Kan., never quite succeeded, although they produced exceptional gas engines and telegraph equipment.

Piersen's Valve Train
Closeup of the Piersen’s valve train, showing single push rod actuating single rocker arm. This rocker arm has been brazed due to a fracture it suffered. It is not known if this was a common problem.
Photo courtesy Bill Sterrett