Vertical Sandow Gas Engine

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441 S. Milton, Shelley, Idaho 83274 Photo by Ron Weber.

This is a photo of a 2? HP vertical Sandow gas engine,
manufactured by the Detroit Motor Car Supply Company of Detroit,
Michigan. According to the book American Gasoline Engines Since
1872, this engine is the only model produced by this company, using
hopper cooling and was only produced around 1913. The engine
operates on the two cycle principle and uses ‘fuel
injection’ with no fuel/oil mix needed. Drip oilers are used
for both cylinder and bearing lubrication.

As with most neat old rusty objects we drag home, this unit was
seized up and presented many unique problems in restoration, but it
is now up and running and with help from my daughter, Jeanie
Willingham, while on vacation from Texas, it has a new coat of
paint with wheat straw embellishments and other painted details
that I alone would not have been capable of doing.

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