Marine Engine Collection of Mystic Seaport

Gas Engine & Power Company unknown

Engine Builder: Gas Eng. & Power Co., Morris Heights, NY
Model: unknown
Make: Gas Engine & Power Company
Inboard/Outboard: Inboard
Engine Type: Naphtha
Production Date: Before 1904
Engine Design: Other
Overall Condition: Fair
Rebuilt/Restored: Untouched
Horsepower: unknown
Cylinders: 3

Remarks: Brass covered boiler, iron block, wood and brass fly wheel. Made before 1904, probably 1890's. Basically a steam engine boiling naptha (similar to gasoline) rather than water, and operated as a closed loop system. Heat is supplied to the system by burning a small amount of naphtha. Engine appears frozen, top of boiler cover is cracked, bottom plate of boiler cover(drip pan) has corroded away. Engine block: 14 1/2" long x 6" wide. Boiler: 14" dia. x 20" max. height. See file for flow diagram.Flow diagrams and notes in the file for this engine describe the naphtha power unit as a "Three cylinder, single-acting engine". This description apparently applies to all naphtha engines manufactured by the sole producer, the Gas Engine and Power Co. of Morris Heights, NY. There is a similar but smaller engine in the "Lillian Russell". Donor: Thames Shipyard


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