Popcorn engine

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by Shep, Jan 8, 2012.

  1. Shep

    Shep Member

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    Ever see one of the old time popcorn wagons?
    Back in the 40s, one was going to the scrap yard and my uncle salvaged this little engine out of it. Governor is missing and the flywheel is bigger than the one it should have on it.
    Still, it`s a neat little bit of history. Has been collecting dust in my dad`s garage for years. The other day I got it down, blew some of the dust off of it and took a few pics.

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  2. The Duke

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    Very nice...I love old machinery and old guns...
  3. Brisk44

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    Pockety pockety pockety POP. Love em.
  4. 300 H&H

    300 H&H Active Member

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    Neat little steam engine you have there. It even has the slide valve so that the piston puhes and then pulls under power. Need to fab up a very small boiler and belt it to an Ice cream churn!

    Regards, Kirk
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