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Westinghouse Engines at Work

| August/September 2002

  • Westinghouse gas engines

  • Westinghouse gas engines

Vintage photos of the old iron we love are always a treat, and this issue we're fortunate to present the incredible photograph of Westinghouse gas engines shown above.

The Westinghouse Machine Co. got its start in 1881, and was perhaps best known for its manufacture of steam engines. Beginning around 1896 the company went into the production of vertical two-cylinder, four-cycle gas engines of the type shown here.

Gas Engine Magazine readers Betty and Mac Sine sent the photo, along with the brief description that follows:

The picture was taken in the Mew Brunswick plant of the Public Service Company of New Jersey. It shows Westinghouse gas engines driving Ingersoll-Rand Model XB Corliss-Valve compressors. We believe that the picture dates from the late teens or early 1920s.

Contact engine enthusiasts Betty and Mac Sine at: P.O. Box 518, Painted Post, NY 14870.