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Piersen

Topeka, Kan.

Company: Piersen Telegraph Transmitter Co.
Horsepower: 5
RPM: 950
Serial number: A347
Year: Possibly 1921 or 1922
Bore: 4-inch
Stroke: 5-inch
Weight: 350 pounds
Flywheel width: 3-1/2 inches
Flywheel diameter: 16 inches
Governing: throttle-governed
Ignition: Dixie trip impulse magneto replaced by a Fairbanks
Unique features: This engine was designed by E.B. Cushman, has hollow flywheels, a built-in radiator, and a hollow crankshaft with a floating coupler that carries coolant back and forth to the engine. The valves are angled in the head and one rocker runs both valves.

Owner: Chuck Hartle, 10899 Hawthorn Road, Plymouth, IN 46563; (574) 935-4029

Perkins

Mishawaka, Ind.

Company: Perkins Windmill Co.
Horsepower: 3
Serial number: 3494
Year: 1910
Bore: 5-inch
Stroke: 6-inch
Weight: 1,000 pounds
Flywheel width: 2-1/2 inches
Flywheel diameter: 26 inches
Governing: hit-and-miss, vertical flyball governor
Ignition: igniter, battery and coil, battery saver
Unique features: sideshaft

Owner: Glenn Karch, 20601 Old State Road, Haubstadt, IN 47639; (812) 867-5266; glenn.karch@verizon.net