Starting an old Ideal engine

One cylinder, 27 litres. :) Twostroke diesel.

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Old Ideal engine running.





Blackstone oil engine startup
1909 10HP Blackstone oil engine was used for pumping water from a river to a market garden. The engine was sabotaged in the 1920s by someone blowing up the cylinder with explosives. A new cylinder was installed and the engine was returned to service for a number of years when it eventually fell into disuse. A number of river floodings submerged the engine and it was eventually partially buried in silt. It was recovered in the 1990s and in 1997 it was dismantled, cleaned and started again after many years of neglect. The starting procedure requires heating of the hot bulb with a blow lamp in order to vaporise the fuel ( kerosene ) and to preheat the internal combustion chamber to allow fuel ignition.





85Hp Bessemer Engine Running Sawmill
Nice Bessemer engine from 1923 running the sawmill. You can hear it work around the 1:20 mark. Rated 85Hp at 250RPM. This was recorded at the 2011 Bruce County Heritage Show in Paisley Ontario.




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