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Gas Engines

The hobby of collecting antique engines, past and present.

National Gas Engine

By the Gas Engine Magazine staff

Watch a National gas engine run with a close-up on the details.

1920 Ruston & Hornsby Model L E

By the Gas Engine Magazine staff

Watch a Ruston & Hornsby paraffin engine run.

Adapted 2-Cylinder Engine Designs

By the Gas Engine Magazine staff

Help us figure out how many adapted engine designs similar to this Schramm compressor were created, produced, and by which companies.

1921 1-1/2hp Sandwich Engine

 Story and photos by Ryan Anderson

Learn how Ryan Anderson managed to find an old Sandwich engine invoice and track down its corresponding machinery. It’s a reunion 97 years in the making.


1943 300hp Atlas Imperial

Story and photos by Jim Kirkes

Learn about this giant World War II-era Atlas Imperial diesel and how it was recused from a garbage scow and put on display for all to see.

Circa-1986 Petter Diesel Generator

Story and photos by Glenn Thompson

Learn about the durable, reliable 1986 Petter Diesel Generator that Harold Sohner managed to track down to power the backup power system for his work shop.

Coolspring Spotlight: Circa-1915 150hp Turner-Fricke

Article by the Gas Engine Magazine staff

Learn about the massive 1915 150hp Turner-Frike once a part of a trio of engines used to power the Pennsylvania Gas Co.’s pumping station.

Patent Page: Make-and-Break, Take 2

Article by the Gas Engine Magazine staff

Learn about the Tremper’s igniter scheme’s move away from a spring-loaded rod in the piston to a more stationary sparking strip.


Gas Engine Magazine A_M 16Gas Engine Magazine is your best source for tractor and stationary gas engine information.  Subscribe and connect with more than 23,000 other gas engine collectors and build your knowledge, share your passion and search for parts, in the publication written by and for gas engine enthusiasts! Gas Engine Magazine brings you: restoration stories, company histories, and technical advice. Plus our Flywheel Forum column helps answer your engine inquiries!

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