Public Service

By Staff
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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.

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