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#1 john webster OFFLINE  

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Posted April 08, 2012 - 05:02 PM

HI ALL.you may have come by me before with my GOODWOOD CULTIVATOR project and other restos i have done and have posted on here. i went to a local show today here and came across this american stationary engine which is supposed to be rare. is it rare in uk or usa ? can anyone advise ?

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Posted April 08, 2012 - 06:30 PM

I don't know. But from the looks of it it is rare in every country. That's a great looking engine! Maybe someone else on here has heard of Bates and Edmonds?
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Posted April 08, 2012 - 08:01 PM

I've been to a lot of shows here in PA and OH and I've never seen one so it may be a regional item and pretty rare everywhere but Lansing, Michigan.
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Posted April 08, 2012 - 09:31 PM

It's been years since I was into the stationary engines but I can't recall seeing one of those before.
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Posted April 08, 2012 - 09:35 PM

Those A frame verticals are a good engine no matter which side of the pond your on. My guess would be pre 1910.
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Posted April 08, 2012 - 10:35 PM

well,this has started something off we call this type of engine an open crank but you will be familiar with the A frame. great to be back in conversation with you all.

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Posted April 09, 2012 - 04:41 AM

John,I have not seen one like that myself before.
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Posted April 09, 2012 - 01:34 PM

does anyone on the forum come from mitchigan ? maybe a local forum member who lives near and who has an interest might just come on and surprise us all..

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Posted April 10, 2012 - 09:15 AM

I was going to check the gas engine bible last night but got busy and forgot. I know the more commonly seen Bates and Edmonds product was the Bulldog engines. They were a horizontal cylindr engine with BULLDOG cast into the hopper. We see a lot more of them than the verticals and they still bring good money. Lansing was a big engine town with several builders there. I'm thinking that is where Ransom E Olds got his start.
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Posted April 11, 2012 - 10:54 AM

In my years of walking the New England engine shows I have seen several of the Bulldogs but don't recall seeing one like that. Very nice, and pretty unusual, at least around here.
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Posted April 11, 2012 - 11:49 AM

hello powerking 56. thanks for that info.i suppose they must be rare as we have had a lot of replys but no sightings as yet.




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