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Toronto

TORONTO

This engine built by the Toronto Gas Engine Co. of Toronto, Canada is identical to the Gearless Olds engine of the USA.  Its unusual feature is the belt drive cooling water pump on top of the cylinder.  It is not known if there was any agreement to build such a similar engine.  From the Andy Kruse collection.

Struthers Wells

STRUTHERS WELLS

This inverted engine is probably the first model that Struthers Wells of Warren, PA built and dates to 1898.  Although “upside-down,” it is a four-cycle gas engine with power operated intake and exhaust valves, hot tube ignition and a pendulum governor.  One other is know to exist.  It powered a small oil field machine shop near Derrick City, PA driving a central line shaft to operate the tools.  It is interesting to note that the original gasometer still exists and is functional.  It is proudly displayed by Mike Fuoco. 

Klein Model 2

MODEL 2 KLEIN

The model 2 was an early design of John Klein and built by National Transit of Oil City, PA abut 1898.  As all early Transit engines, it is extremely heavy and well built for its 10 hp.  An unusual feature is the belt driven mechanical oiler.  It pumped crude oil at National Transit’s Tiona, PA station and delivered it to the refinery in Warren, PA.  It was brought to the museum in 1968 and was one of the first engines hauled on the museum's 1946 Reo truck.

 

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