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Coolspring Spotlight Circa-1896 3 hp Warren No. 1

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The rare and the beautiful from the Coolspring Power Museum.
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Mike Fuoco’s Circa-1896 3 hp Warren No. 1.
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Various views of the Warren showing the hot tube ignition and mechanical intake and exhaust valve operation.
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Various views of the Warren showing the hot tube ignition and mechanical intake and exhaust valve operation.
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Various views of the Warren showing the hot tube ignition and mechanical intake and exhaust valve operation.

Circa- 1896 3 hp Warren No. 1

Manufacturer: Struthers-Wells & Co., Warren, PA
Year: 1896
Serial No.: 20
Horsepower: 3
Bore: 5in
Stroke: 7in
Owner: Mike Fuoco


One of only two known extant, this very unusual inverted-vertical engine was purchased new by E.B. Sage to power a small shop for his farm and oil lease. The engine – through use of a line shaft – operated a pipe threader, grinding wheel and forge blower. The shop was located a few miles east of Bradford, Pennsylvania.

The engine was brought to the Coolspring Power Museum in 1993.


Learn about this engine and 38 others in Coolspring: Discovering America’s Finest Antique Engine Museum, Vol. 2.

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