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This engine was built by the Standard Motor Construction Company of Jersey City, New Jersey, about 1915.  It was the auxiliary unit in a WWI submarine chaser and provided an air compressor for starting the large engines, a combination fire and bilge pump, and a DC generator for all the lights on the ship.  It came here in the 2000s.



This engine was built for Lazier of Buffalo, New York, in 1903 by Close and Caldwell of Bradford, Pennsylvania.  It has characteristics of all Buffalo built  engines and is the only Close and Caldwell known.  Note the “backward” main bearings and the disc crank.  It powered a small woodworking shop in upstate New York and came to the museum in the late 1970s. 



Made in Hillsdale, Michigan, this is an unusual model designed to burn kerosene and has a throttling governor.  Vintage would be circa 1910 and it came to the museum in the late 1990s.  It had been owned by the late Murray Clark of Clark’s Trading Post and most likely operated a small shop in New Hampshire. 



This unique engine-air compressor combination unit was built by Crossley Brothers of Manchester, England, about 1915.  It provided compressed air to start their larger engines such as the one beside it.  It features the Crossley two side shaft design. Note the compressor is not visible from this photo as it is on the off side.  It came to the museum in the 1990s.


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