1885 Slide Valve

By Staff
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Maine’s Father of the Gasoline Engine, Ernest Hallowell of
Augusta, stands alongside a rare flame ignited slide valve
‘Otto’ gas engine. This engine was purchased at the Henry
Ford Museum Auction held in October 1985 by The Akron Antique Power
Museum, Akron, Ohio. After the auction the museum offered the loan
of the engine to the Owls Head Transportation Museum, Owls Head,
Maine. Under the expert hand of Preston Foster master mechanic and
restorer, the engine was run for the first time in over fifty years
at the museum in June of 1986. The engine is on display at the Owls
Head Museum located on the coast of Maine.

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