Andy Kruse's gas Engine

| July/August 1985

Andy Kruse's  gas Engine

Several views of Andy Kruse's unusual Benninghofen gas engine.

Is an unusual engine owned by N. A. (Andy) Kruse, of P.O. Box 14, Park Ridge, Illinois 60068, who relates:

'A little of the history of this engine is that I bought it at an auction in Kingston, Ontario. It was in poor condition on the inside, and I rebuilt it so that it is now running in good shape. So far, I have not heard anybody say that they know of another one. The engine was built about 1916 in Hamilton, Ohio, is 2 HP, serial #380, speed 425 to 600, throttling gasoline engine.

'The reason for showing the head or top of the engine is that this is a very unusual way of building an engine with the spark plug set in a casting with the water around it.'