Readers' Engine Questions

| March/April 2002

A Brief Word

37/3/7: Help Needed

Q:See the photos of a compressor(?) that has the head missing. There are no markings, and the nameplates are also gone. Any help would be appreciated. Don Kerbaugh, 1315 Greg St., Suite 112, Sparks, NV 89431.

A: You have a large compressor of the 1920s or 1930s. We're sure we have seen this design before, but it would take some intensive work to determine the make. It is a shame that the front head is gone! If anyone can help, please contact Don at the above address.

37/3/8: Bluffton Engines

'I have a 1 HP water-cooled, horizontal Bluffton engine with a three-inch bore and stroke and 12-inch solid flywheels. Should the crankcase cover have any provisions for a breather? What was the original color of the engine? I would like to correspond with anyone who has one of these engines. It is very similar to the small air-cooled Ideal/Bluffton engines, except for the solid flywheels and the small water hopper for cooling.' Jack O'Leary, 651 Onion School Rd., Mt. Joy, PA 17552.

37/3/9: Sattley Engine