Bores & Strokes is a series of informative booklets prepared by members of Coolspring Power Museum. Each volume covers a particular subject related to historic internal combustion engines.  Subjects range from a history of the engines of a particular manufacturer to a discussion of a particular class of engines.

Bores & Strokes Volume 1

HALF BREED ENGINES by Dr. Paul Harvey

A historical brief on half breed engines with a list of 42 manufacturers.

Volume 1 - Published in 1986.  Pages: 15

Description of Item: Bores & Strokes Vol. 1 - Half Breed

Bores & Strokes Volume 2

HISTORICAL SKETCH OF MUSEUM by Staff

Describes the early history of Coolspring Power Museum.

Volume 2 - Published in 1989.  Pages: 14

Description of Item: Bores & Strokes Vol. 2 - Historical Sketch

Bores & Strokes Volume 3

THE WESTINGHOUSE GAS ENGINE by Robert Vogel

A history of the Westinghouse vertical gas engines.

Volume 3 - Published in 1990.  Pages: 24

Description of Item: Bores & Strokes Vol. 3 - Westinghouse

Bores & Strokes Volume 4

THREE IDLE STROKES, PART ONE by Dr. John Wilcox

A history of Otto's early days of gas engine development.

Volume 4 - Published in 1991.  Pages: 25

Description of Item: Bores & Strokes Vol. 4 - Three Idle Part 1

Bores & Strokes Volume 5

THREE IDLE STROKES, PART TWO by Dr. John Wilcox

The continuing development of the four-cycle engine.

Volume 5 - Published in 1992.  Pages: 29

Description of Item: Bores & Strokes Vol. 5 - Three Idle Part 2

Bores & Strokes Volume 6

HOT TUBE IGNITION by Ellis Wellman

A comprehensive explanation of hot tubes and how they are used.

Volume 6 - Published in 1993.  Pages: 16

Description of Item: Bores & Strokes Vol. 5 - Hot Tube

Bores & Strokes Volume 6A 

VARIOUS GAS ENGINES by Staff

Reprints from The Gas Engine of significant engines, 1900 through 1904.

Volume 6a - Published in 1994.  Pages: 16

Description of Item: Bores & Strokes Vol. 6a - Various Engines

Bores & Strokes Volume 8 

CENTENNIAL ENGINES by John Rex

Fifteen pre-1895 engines in the museum collection.

Volume 8 - Published in 1996.  Pages: 21

Description of Item: Bores & Strokes Vol. 8 - Centennial Engines

Bores & Strokes Volume 9 

THE BOVAIRD SEYFANG ENGINES by Mike Fuoco

Best illustrated documentation of their engines.

Volume 9 - Published in 1997.  Pages: 18

Description of Item: Bores & Strokes Vol. 9 - Bovaird & Seyfang

Bores & Strokes Volume 10 

JOHN FOOS, HIS LEGACY AND GAS ENGINE by Preston Foster

A comprehensive of history of Foos engines.

Volume 10 - Published in 1998. Pages: 30

Description of Item: Bores & Strokes Vol. 10 - Foos

Bores & Strokes Volume 11 

ARTHUR R. MIDDLETON A LEGACY OF ENGINEERING GENIUS by Dr. Paul Harvey

A history of the White and Middleton gas engines.

Volume 11 - Published in 2000.  Pages: 38

Description of Item: Bores & Strokes Vol. 11 - Middleton

Bores & Strokes Volumes 13 & 14 

MIETZ & WEISS, PARTS ONE AND TWO compiled by Dusty Erickson, edited by Jay Duke

A comprehensive history of Mietz & Weiss, America's first successful oil engine.

Volumes 13 and 14 - Published in 2002 and 2003.  Pages: 65

Description of Item: Bores & Strokes Vol. 13 & 14 - Mietz & Weiss

Bores & Strokes Volume 15 

INGERSOLL-RAND by Mac and Betty Sine

History and photos of all of the Ingersoll-Rand gas engines.

Volume 15 - Published in 2004.  Pages: 38

Description of Item: Bores & Strokes Vol. 15 - Ingersoll-Rand

Bores & Strokes Volume 16 

TECHNIKUM by Wayne Grenning

Historic engines of the Deutz AG Collection.

Volume 16 - Published in 2009.  Pages: 84

Description of Item: Bores & Strokes Vol. 16 - Technikum

Bores & Strokes Volume 17

THE GEORGE H. POHL MANUFACTURING COMPANY by Woody Sins

A history of the George H. Pohl Manufacturing Company of Vernon, NY, and the engines it produced.

Volume 17 - Published in 2011.  Pages: 30

Description of Item: Bores & Strokes Vol. 17 - Pohl

Bores & Strokes Volume 19 

THE MYRICK MACHINE COMPANY, OLEAN, NY by Paul Gray

A history of the Myrick Machine Company of Olean, NY, and a description of the engines and pumping powers this company manufactured.

Volume 19 - Published in 2013.  Pages: 58

Description of Item: Bores & Strokes Vol. 19 - Myrick

Bores & Strokes Volume 20

THOSE MAGNIFICENT BUTLER ENGINES by Paul E. Harvey

Histories of ten engine manufacturers from Butler County, Pennsylvania.  This volume includes descriptions of Ball, Braden, Walt Campbell, Etna, Evans, Palm, Phillips, Spang, McIntire-Willetts, and Wise engines.

Volume 20 - Published in 2014.  Pages: 78

Description of Item: Bores & Strokes Vol. 20 - Butler

Bores & Strokes Volume 21 

THE ENGINES OF THE COOLSPRING POWER MUSEUM
FLAME EXPO, 2015
by Woody Sins

An overview of many of the the flame ignition engines expected to be at Coolspring Power Museum's Flame Ignition Expo in June 2015.  It also reviews the history of flame ignition technology.

Volume 21 - Published in 2015.  Pages: 44

Description of Item: Bores & Strokes Vol. 21 - Flame Ignition 2015

Bores & Strokes Volume 22

THE BESSEMER GAS ENGINE COMPANY by W. Norman Shade and Robert H. Humphreys

A history of the Bessemer Gas Engine Company and an overview of the many types of engines it produced.  This volume also lists Bessemer engines preserved at Coolspring Power Museum.

Volume 22 - Published in 2016.  Pages: 48

Description of Item: Bores & Strokes Vol. 22 - Bessemer

Bores & Strokes booklets are available at the museum's gift shop and are subject to availability.

The booklets are approximately 5 by 8  inches, paperbound.

The volumes of the Bores & Strokes booklets listed above are also available by mail order for $4.50 per booklet, or $4.00 per booklet for orders of 3 or more, plus shipping and handling.  Please print and complete our order form to purchase your copies of Bores & Strokes.


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