249 Sprague Hill Road, Falconer, New York 14733-9753
These are photos of a couple of engines that I recently
restored. Some info on them is as follows: the green one is a 15 HP
early Olin built in Titusville, Pennsylvania.
This engine ran a ‘power’ pumping oil wells along the
Allegheny River between Warren, Pennsylvania and the Kinzua Dam for
most of its useful life. As with most oil fiend engines, it had
been pretty well misused and worn out when I acquired it. The
restoration took me most of last winter.
The red engine is a 12 HP ‘half breed’ consisting of a
Sheffield (Pennsylvania) cylinder on a Climax bed. This engine also
pumped oil wells in an area south of Sheffield, Pennsylvania called
Both engines now run on propane using hot-tube ignition, as was