Kentucky Engine

| January/February 1996

  • 10 HP, 1917, Fairbanks Morse engine'

  • 10 HP, 1917, Fairbanks Morse engine'

  • 10 HP, 1917, Fairbanks Morse engine'
  • 10 HP, 1917, Fairbanks Morse engine'

6678 Clinton Street, Terre Haute, Indiana 47805

These photos are of my 10 HP, 1917, Fairbanks Morse engine. I found it in Kentucky where it had been for many years in the oil fields.

It was running and was painted when I picked it up. After getting it home, I built the set of trucks and mounted it on them. I formed the tapered stack from 14-gauge iron, and it really sounds off. It also blows a beautiful smoke ring.

Note the front steering, it is a solid bar bent 90 degrees and turns in bearings on each end of the bar. I have shown it several times and really enjoyed it.

Ed. note: Thanks to James John Stearley of RR 15, Bo 351, Brazil, IN 47834, for sending us Jim Shaw's letter.


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