Worthington Industrial Engines

By Staff
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Worthington 1,800 HP 12-cylinder gas engines with direct-driven electric generators in the plant of Lamoka Power Co., Lake Keuka, N.Y. These engines had a bore and stroke of 20-by-25-inch.
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Worthington 1,300 HP twin-tandem integral gas engine compressors on the Worthington shop assembly floor. These engines had a bore and stroke of 24-by-36 inches.
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Worthington 1,300 HP twin-tandem integral gas engine compressors on the Worthington shop assembly floor. These engines had a bore and stroke of 24-by-36 inches.
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Worthington 1,800 HP 12-cylinder gas engines with direct-driven electric generators in the plant of Lamoka Power Co., Lake Keuka, N.Y. These engines had a bore and stroke of 20-by-25-inch.

More photos come our way this issue by way of regular contributors Mac and Betty Sine, who have secured permission to have photos culled from the Dresser-Rand Heritage Files published in Gas Engine Magazine.

In a change of pace from the Ingersoll-Rand engines featured in the past, the photographs shown here are of large industrial engines manufactured by Worthington Pump & Machinery Corp., Cudahy, Wis.

In addition to a line of farm engines (much of which was the product of Worthington’s buyout of International Gas Engine Co., also of Cudahy and better-known for its Ingeco line of engines), Worthington manufactured large engines for pumping stations and other industrial customers.

Note the engines are built in six-cylinder halves, with the fly wheel and generator between the halves. Betty and Mac would like to hear from any readers having knowledge of this power plant, as it was close to their roots: Betty grew up in Pulteney, N.Y., on the western side of Keuka Lake.

The Sines have not been able to find anybody who knows any of the history of this power plant or whether or not the plant or the building still exists. They have not yet checked with any of the local historical societies, but will do so when time allows.

The end-view shows the outer ends of the power cylinders. These engines are descendants of the Snow horizontal engine models, and there is a Snow engine similar to these at the Coolspring Power Museum collection. The museum is working toward setup and a permanent display for the engine.

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