Coolspring Power Museum Exhibits

Coolspring Power Museum features a rich variety of exhibits.  Some of the museum's exhibits contain collections of engines.  Other exhibits showcase individual engines.  With over 275 engines in the museum there is plenty to see!  The Directory Map shows the arrangement of exhibits and other facilities on the museum grounds.

This Exhibits Home Page shows the major exhibits in the museum.  A number of the exhibits have Virtual Tours available to you.  You can browse by exhibit or you can use the alphabetical Index to locate a particular engine or other artifact.

If you are just discovering antique engines please see our Jargon page for information on technology related to these engines.

Founders Engine House

Founders Engine House

The first collection at Coolspring Power Museum

Virtual Tour

Machine Works Building

Machine Works Building

Originally built to be a machine shop, it is being developed into a prime small engine display

Machine Works Building

Starr Station Office

The reconstructed office of Buckeye Pipe Line Company's Starr Station

Virtual Tour

Harvey Expo Building

Earle T. Harvey Memorial Exposition Hall

A great collection and space for featured exhibits

Virtual Tour

Busch-Sulzer Annex

Busch-Sulzer Annex

Home of the 400 hp air injection Diesel engine 

Virtual Tour

McKee Station

McKee Station

A reconstructed National Transit pump station originially located near Clintonville, PA

Virtual Tour

John Kline Generating Plant 

John Kline Generating Plant

Home of the 12 hp Witte Dieselectric generator

Virtual Tour

John Wilcox Power House

John P. Wilcox Power House

Many of John's engines in his original building

Virtual Tour

Power House Annex

Power House Annex

An exhibit with unusual engines

Virtual Tour

Merry Pump House

F.W. Merry Pump House

The pumps here deliver engine cooling water to the tanks above

Virtual Tour

Susong Building

Susong Building

Many of the oldest and rarest engines in a climate-controlled building

Virtual Tour

Preston Foster Hall

Preston Foster Hall

A new exhibit featuring very early engines

Campbell Pavilion

Jack Campbell Pavilion 

A display featuring a 20 hp Evans engine

Virtual Tour

Kougher Half Breed Pavilion

Kougher Half Breed Pavilion

A great collection of "half breed" engines

Virtual Tour

Ingersol-Rand XVG-4

Ingersoll-Rand XVG-4 Pavilion

A 1939 XVG four-cylinder engine

300 hp Fairbanks Morse Opposed Piston Engine

An interesting Fairbanks Morse engine and generator

Virtual Tour

Power Technology Building 

Power Technology Building

The museum's first big building with large engines and home of the 175 hp Otto

Virtual Tour

Power Technology Annex

Power Technology Building Annex

A later addition with the same theme

Virtual Tour

Chicago Pneumatic Compressor

Chicago Pneumatic Compressor

The compressor that provides air for use in the museum

Virtual Tour

Charles Jacobsen Building

Charles Jacobson Building

Mike Fuoco's building with great engines

Windy City 

Windy City Air Lease

A reconstructed air compressing plant originally from an oil field near Kane, PA

Virtual Tour

Nate Lillibridge Station

Nate Lillibridge Station

Home of the Miller engines

Virtual Tour

Parks Wood Shop

Parks Wood Shop

A reconstructed woodworking shop powered by a gas engine

Virtual Tour

Coolspring Municipal Works

Coolspring Municipal Works

An installation that could have provided electricity and water to a small village

Virtual Tour

Rapp Evans Pumping Power

Tom Rapp Evans Pumping Power

A reconstructed pumping power driven by an 8 hp Evans engine operating a real well

Virtual Tour

Reid Rod Line Pavilion

Reid Rod Line Pavilion

A demonstration of oil pumping using a rod line powered by a Reid engine

Virtual Tour

Sudlow Station

Sudlow Station

A reproduction Buckeye Pipe Line station

Virtual Tour

Aaron Nagy Eclipse Building

Aaron Nagy Eclipse Building

A reproduction oil pumping power with an Eclipse engine

Virtual Tour

Aaron Nagy Pumping Power

Aaron Nagy Pumping Power

The 12 hp ARACO combination engine and rod line power

Virtual Tour

Exley Station

Home of the 600 hp Snow engine and compressor, the museum's largest engine

Virtual Tour

Pat's Place

Pat's Place

This building houses many of John Wilcox's engines

Friends Exhibition Hall

Friends Exhibition Hall

A display of engines from friends of the museum

Paul's Pavilion

Paul's Pavilion

A collection of engines gathered from oil fields

Bessemer Type 10

Type X Bessemer Building

A Bessemer engine that supplied compressed air to pump oil wells near Kane, PA

Virtual Tour

Pattin Brothers Lease

Pattin Brothers Lease

A reconstructed oil field power house with a 15 hp Pattin Brothers engine

Virtual Tour

Vehicles

Museum Vehicles

The faithful 1925 American LaFrance is always a favorite with the kids

Virtual Tour

Museum Grounds

Museum Grounds

There are 35 acres of display buildings and show grounds

Virtual Tour

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