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#1 MFDAC OFFLINE  

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Posted March 04, 2013 - 10:14 PM

Hello all,

I know alot of you folks here have knowlege of stationary engines or could point me some where for more information.

 

I have been trying to go through some of my Mom's stuff still even though she's been gone close to four years now. Just too hard to do a lot of it at once. She had nothing valuable but would hang on to old literature, newspapers and such, and there are quite a few boxes of stuff. 

 

Anyway, I ran across this pamplet tonight and the first thing I thought of was that some of the folks here would have some commentary and info about this. Maybe pics of actual ones? It has 19 pages but I only posted pages with the coolest pics. Mainly I would like to put a date to this cool old brochure!

 

Thanks---DAC

 

 

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Posted March 04, 2013 - 10:58 PM

It looks about 1900. Nice find.


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Posted March 04, 2013 - 11:06 PM

The engine shown are mid teens to late 20s. I used to own one years ago but sold it to buy more projects. The Dempster has the working parts on the right and the majority had them on the left.


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Posted March 04, 2013 - 11:16 PM

http://www.coolspringpowermuseum.org/

This is about three miles from me.

They have,and or will get you any info

you need.    Shawn


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Posted March 04, 2013 - 11:50 PM

I appreciate the quick responses! Mom sure hung on to some interesting stuff! I will send these pics to that museum, Tractorgarden. 

 

Later---DAC


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Posted March 05, 2013 - 08:24 AM

You've just left the world of garden tractors and entered the world of hit and miss engines.  Go to the Smokstak forums and post it there: there will probably be a Dempster collector who will kill for it!  Just make sure you know what it could be worth.  I don't know much about hit and miss engines, but I do know that if an engine manufacturer is rare, then the brochures will be even more rare, and command a price!

 

Coolspring is a good source too.  Their collection is huge.

 

Ben W.


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Posted March 05, 2013 - 07:28 PM

You've just left the world of garden tractors and entered the world of hit and miss engines.  Go to the Smokstak forums and post it there: there will probably be a Dempster collector who will kill for it!  Just make sure you know what it could be worth.  I don't know much about hit and miss engines, but I do know that if an engine manufacturer is rare, then the brochures will be even more rare, and command a price!

 

Coolspring is a good source too.  Their collection is huge.

Ben W.

 

Thanks, I will check them out too when I get a chance. Hadn't considered selling it at all but I suppose if the price was right. I have not been able to sell anything of Mom's yet, but I imagine she would want me to if it would raise money for the rebuild of her GMC Jimmy.

 

Later---DAC



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Posted March 05, 2013 - 09:26 PM

  Dempster made a lot of different hand and engine powered water pumps.

                                          Mike


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Posted March 07, 2013 - 07:48 AM

Have any of the engines to go with the brochures? The hit-n-miss engines were mainly utilized from 1910 thru 1930, although Maytag continued to use them for several more years.163.jpg






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