1896 Deutz Otto!

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RR 1, Box 38, Funk, Nebraska 68940

This engine is an 1896 Deutz Otto built in Kln, Germany, shipped
new to Buenos Aires, Argentina. As you can tell, the engine is
still under restoration. I am missing a few pieces yet, like the
mag and the air valve. This engine was supposed to run on city gas
or coal gas but I plan to run it on LP gas.

I found the engine when a friend of mine and I went to Argentina
to look for rare John Deere tractors. We were not planning to run
across this engine! It had spent most of its life in the basement
of an old movie house, generating power for the lights and
projector, away from most people’s view.

It was found by a man who had helped us find tractors. As you
can tell, it is still in its shipping frame. Hopefully I will be
able to finish restoration over the next few months. Anybody who
knows much about these engines, please contact me at the above
address. Thanks.

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