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| March/April 1967

  • Water pump
    Courtesy of Carl I. Estler, 2659 Wellesley Drive, Saginaw, Michigan. 48603
    Andy Anderson
  • Water pump
    Courtesy of Carl I. Estler, 2659 Wellesley Drive, Saginaw, Michigan. 48603
    Carl I. Estler
  • Water pump
    Courtesy of Stewart B. Kean, Elizabethtown Gas Company, One Elizabeth Plaza, Elizabeth, N. J. 07207
    Carl I. Estler
  • Geralod Jacobson
    Courtesy of Geralod Jacobson, 212 South Cedar Avenue, Marshfield, Wis. 54449.
    Roger L. Eshelman
  • Gas engine
    Courtesy of Roger L. Eshelman, Box 63, College Springs, Iowa 51637
    Roger L. Eshelman
  • Gas engine
    Courtesy of Roger L. Eshelman, Box 63, College Springs, Iowa 51637
    Stewart B. Kean
  • Homelite tank heater generator engine
    Courtesy of Robert J. Hayes, 2008 Summitt Avenue, Muscatine, Iowa 52761.
    Geralod Jacobson
  • Homelite tank heater generator engine
    Courtesy of Robert J. Hayes, 2008 Summitt Avenue, Muscatine, Iowa 52761
    Robert J. Hayes

  • Water pump
  • Water pump
  • Water pump
  • Geralod Jacobson
  • Gas engine
  • Gas engine
  • Homelite tank heater generator engine
  • Homelite tank heater generator engine

Ontario, N. Y, 14519

Our company, a gas utility founded in 1855 was recently given an early water pump powered by a manufactured gas engine. The label on the pump states the following: Crown Gas Pump manufactured by N'T'L'. Meter Company, New York, patents in February 6, May 22, November 27 and December 4, 1883.

We would like to ask your subscribers if they have any information an this engine and if so what gas pressure was used?

I retrieved this little four-cycle air-cooled engine from a local junk yard just after some farmer had dumped it along with the rest of his farm scrap. It measures 18' high and flywheel diameter of 10'. I did not open the. engine but judge it to be a 2' bore. It has one mechanical exhaust valve operating on an external cam. The lubrication came from a sight feeder located behind the cylinder. It has an American Bosch magneto, Splitdorf 1/2' pipe thd. plug, V up-draft carburetor and a one-quart gas tank.



After freeing up the points, making a new point spring, cleaning the carburetor and gas tank, I started the engine and it ran perfectly at 1400 R.P.M. governor speed. The governor is a ball weight type found on steam engine throttles.

There is no manufacturer identification, only a number M110827 on the crank case. From the size of the round belt pulley, I would guess it was designed to run a cream separator or a washing machine.