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Gas Engines

The hobby of collecting antique engines, past and present.

Coolspring Spotlight: Circa-1900 4hp Star Engine

By the Gas Engine Magazine staff

This circa-1900 Star engine at the Coolspring Power Museum used to operate a wood and metal working shop.

Patent Page: The First Overhead Cam Engine

By the Gas Engine Magazine staff.

We take a look at what could have been the first overhead cam engine, patented by an engineer in 1892.

A Hercules Economy S Mystery

Story and photos by Bill Vossler

A circa-1926 14hp Hercules Economy S engine is the gem of a Minnesota man’s engine collection and a conundrum.

Twin Sideshaft Hit-and-Miss Briggs & Stratton Conversion

By the Gas Engine Magazine staff.

Watch a twin sideshaft hit-and-miss Briggs & Stratton conversion engine run.


8hp Callahan Cam Stopper

By the Gas Engine Magazine staff.

Check out Chris Epping's 8hp Callahan cam stopper engine running.

Coolspring Spotlight: Circa-1898-1904 Evans

Story and photos by the Gas Engine Magazine staff

This Evans gas engine at the Coolspring Power Museum appears to have a modified steam engine frame, and may be served at the Allegheny Arsenal.

Collecting Midwest Engines

Story and Photos by Bill Vossler

An Illinois-built 8hp Appleton engine and a Nebraska-made 2-1/2hp Dempster are the cornerstones of one man’s gas engine collection.

A Unique Briggs and Stratton Model FH Conversion

Story and photos by Glenn Thompson

A modified Briggs and Stratton Model FH is still enjoying the show circuit as a hit-or-miss engine under its new owner.


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