Figure 2: Samson vertical engine #170. 2.5 HP, earliest known vertical built by Samson. Note Samson Gas Engine cast in cylinder. Earliest known surviving 'web-spoke.' Owned by Dave Traver, Placerville, CA.
Samson vertical engine, #N396, 2.5 HP, Samson name no longer cast in cylinder. Fitted with early distillate vaporiser. Has heavy brass name plate and fuel pre heater. Owned by Lester Bowman, Ceres, CA.
Samson vertical engine #N625, owned by Brandon Perry, Farmington, CA. Brandon cast a flywheel for this one.
Samson vertical engine #N944, 2.5 HP. This engine is typical of the vertical series, missing original fuel system. Owned by the San Joaquin Historical Society (can be seen at Micky Grove Park).
Samson vertical engine, #2270, 2.5 HP. A very original engine, its serial number indicates it was produced during the new 'improved' model production. No 'N' prefix preceeding serial number. Owned by Larry Snow, Red Bluff, CA.
Solid frame Samson showing the cam gear, push rod and eccentric and the 'open crank case design.' Owner is Larry Snow, Red Bluff, CA. No serial number.
Note the 'web spoke' and push rod design. Sub base is not original to engine. Also note ignitor mechanism. Owned by Larry Snow, Red Bluff, CA.