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.
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: