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Stationary Gasoline Engine in Use

Not too long ago one of our esteemed Living History Farms collection volunteers, Warren Tanner, spent the afternoon on the 1900 farm with one of his projects.  Warren rebuilt a gasoline powered engine, and brought it to the 1900 farm for everyone to see.  Because we are a museum that believes in active artifacts, Warren fired the engine up that afternoon and visitors were able to see the technology in action.

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Video clip: You wouldn’t want to get your fingers caught in that rotation!

It was technology indeed for the 1900 farm.  This motor is a 1 cylinder, 6 horse power gasoline engine made by Fairbanks Morse.  A couple of interesting facts about Fairbanks Morse:

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