United 1 HP

| July/August 1992

  • 1 HP United engine
    Robert P. Maidl of 90 Girard Avenue, Somerset, NJ 08873 recently restored this 1 HP United engine.
  • 1 HP United engine

  • 1 HP United engine
  • 1 HP United engine

90 Girard Avenue Somerset, New Jersey 08873

Here are a couple of photos of my recently restored 1? HP United. Admittedly, the engine is a bit over restored with polished flywheels and unpainted fasteners etc., for which I claim 'hobbyist's license,' but it does closely resemble the illustration in American Gas Engines Since 1871, page 521, lower right corner.

There were traces of the original paint and striping, which were duplicated as closely as possible. Probably the most difficult task was fabricating a fuel tank to fit inside the sub-base. The engine/skid is removable from the dolly.

Many of the missing parts were obtained through advertisers in GEM, and it was a pleasure doing business with each of them. Having been in the automotive restoration hobby for over 20 years, this project was a pleasant and satisfying change of pace.


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