A Dayton engine in the collection of the Coolspring Power Museum.
Old iron enthusiasts celebrate yesteryear's technology, yet there's no denying the benefits of modern technology. Need proof? Check out the new digital archives of Gas Engine Magazine.
Featuring every issue of GEM from the the first issue in 1966 up through 2004, this new archive wouldn't be possible without advances in technology.
Many readers have steadfastly collected and indexed every issue of GEM. But many more readers have come along since the magazine launched in 1966, and they don't have the benefit of a full library. The new digital archive changes that, bringing every issue of GEM to your home computer.
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This issue marks our return to a bimonthly schedule. Longtime readers know that GEM started as a bimonthly in 1966, moving to a monthly in 1985. Please note that subscriptions continue on a yearly basis, but with six issues each year.
Along with this change, we're working to provide more content in every issue, and we're also launching some new features.
This issue introduces "Coolspring Spotlight," featuring one engine in every issue from the collection of the Coolspring Power Museum in Coolspring, Pa.
If you've never been to the Coolspring Power Museum, you've missed what's arguably the most amazing collection of engines anywhere in the world. The museum houses over 250 engines, most from the period of the 1890s to the 1920s, with the goal of charting the progress of engine technology following Nikolas Otto's development of the four-stroke engine in 1876.
The collection contains engines you might never have heard of, like Elyria, Flickinger, Miller and Klein, along with familiar names like Fairbanks-Morse, Olds, Reid and Alamo. And even if you can't make it to Pennsylvania, you can learn about the museum's impressive collection right here in the pages of GEM. You can find out more about the museum by logging on to their website at www.coolspringpowermuseum.org
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