Aermotor Pumping Engine

Engines A to Z: 2-1/2 HP Aermotor Co. pumping engine.

| June/July 2014

  • Aermotor heavy back-geared pumping engine, Aermotor Co., Chicago, Ill.
    Photo by Joe Perko Jr.
  • A reverse view of the Aermotor pumping engine.
    Photo by Joe Perko Jr.

Manufacturer: Aermotor Co., Chicago, Ill.
Model: Heavy back-geared pumping engine
Year: 1910-1920
Horsepower: 2-1/2
Bore: 4-1/8-inch
Stroke: 6-inch
Weight: 800 pounds
Ignition: Battery and igniter
Governing: Hit-and-miss with single-ball flyweight in flywheel
Additional info: I restored this to running condition, keeping it as original as possible. I was fortunate to purchase this engine from Norman Coulter, Suffield, Conn., whose grandfather bought it new.

Owned by:
Joe Perko Jr.
Stafford Springs, Conn.

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