Author Topic: 20,175 Cubic Inch Single Cylinder Engine - Running  (Read 3886 times)

Offline 75Plus

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20,175 Cubic Inch Single Cylinder Engine - Running
« on: January 03, 2013, 11:26:42 AM »
Found this engine on "The Old Motor" web site. The site has 811 pages of mostly auto related articles and pictures.

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The De La Vergne Engine Works built this 125 HP, 40 ton engine in 1903. It is believed to be the largest running single cylinder four-cycle open crankcase engine in existence;
The bore is 26" and the stroke is 38"
It is rated at 125 HP and 4100 ft-lbs. of torque at 160 RPM
Runs on kerosene.
The base and cylinder weigh 20 tons.
The dual 9 foot flywheels and crankshaft together weigh 15 tons.
The main bearing caps weigh 700 Lbs.
It was on display at the 1904 World’s Fair in St. Louis, Missouri.

After the 1904 World’s Fair, it was installed in the W.F. Norman Sheet Metal Works in Nevada, Mo. where it was used for fifty years.

It was purchased in 1976 by the Western Minnesota Steam Thresher’s Reunion and moved to their show grounds in Rollag, MN, where it can be viewed every Labor Day Weekend.

The engine is here:



The Old Motors  site is here: http://theoldmotor.com/

Enjoy!

Joe
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Offline AussieJimG

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Re: 20,175 Cubic Inch Single Cylinder Engine - Running
« Reply #1 on: January 03, 2013, 02:27:04 PM »
What a beauty!! :bugeye:

Jim

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Re: 20,175 Cubic Inch Single Cylinder Engine - Running
« Reply #2 on: January 03, 2013, 05:51:39 PM »
wonderful :)


Pity we couldn't hear the exhaust clearer - just the faint Chuff

BTW if anyone comes across any footage of a Hermann Michel Cam engine running, please let me know

This was a one thousand horsepower  two stroke boat engine with three cylinders firing as one - the ultimate putt-putt-putt

Bill

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Re: 20,175 Cubic Inch Single Cylinder Engine - Running
« Reply #3 on: January 11, 2013, 09:12:10 PM »
ive been to rollage, and it is quit impresive to see

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Re: 20,175 Cubic Inch Single Cylinder Engine - Running
« Reply #4 on: February 02, 2013, 03:52:07 AM »
Joe, what a beauty, that's from the days when engines were made to last.

                                                             Thanks for Showing            David

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Re: 20,175 Cubic Inch Single Cylinder Engine - Running
« Reply #5 on: February 06, 2013, 09:31:32 AM »
Very nice.

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Re: 20,175 Cubic Inch Single Cylinder Engine - Running
« Reply #6 on: February 06, 2013, 07:17:02 PM »
I stand and watch that thing run in amazement every year. I've attended the WMST every year. I started watching the video and recognized it right away.

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