Engine

Engine, Skinner Engine Company Stationary Steam

15 X 16 inch starionary steam engine. The Skinner Engine Co. of Erie, Pennsylvania still manufactures reciprocating steam engines today for a number of industries and has a reputation for quality that is unequaled.

Engine, Golden State and Miners Iron Works Stationary Steam "Siri"

Roots Acquisition

Roots of Motive Power volunteers headed to Santa Rosa in the Fall of 1988 to dismantle and transport to Willits a huge sawmill steam engine. The engine was donated to Roots by Arthur S. Siri Jr., president of Siri General Contractors.

Engine, Fairbanks-Morse Stationary Type "Y" Semi-diesel Oil

This engine was built in 1915 by Fairbanks-Morse and Company. It is a one-cylinder, two-cycle engine rated at 25 horsepower. These engines were capable of operating on a wide variety of fuels, including kerosene, distillate, solar oil, gas oil, fuel oil and crude oil.

Engine, Skinner Uniflow Steam

The Skinner Uniflow Steam Engine represented the height of efficiency of steam engine design when it was produced in 1926.

Engine, Erie Engine Works Stationary Steam

Purchased in 1985 by Willits Redwood Conpany for future power supply in their sawmill. The engine was removed from the Pacific Paperboard mill in Longview, Washington after a fire destroyed most of the mill.

Engine, Decker Shingle Mill Portable Steam

The Decker Shingle Mill came to Roots from Comptche, California. The engine was made by Joseph Enright Foundry and Machine Shop, San Jose, California, manufacturers of portable steam engines for threshing, sawmills, flour mills and pumping plants.

Engine, Mansfield Portable Steam

Mansfield engines were well-known for their rapid steaming ability, being able to get into operation from a cold start faster than any other boiler-engine combination.

Engine, Porter "New Economizer" Portable Steam

This portable steam engine was used to operate a sawmill in Trinity County, California. The engine was manufactured by the Porter Manufacturing Company of Syracuse New York and was imported to California by their agent, the Joshua Hendy Machine Works of San Francisco.

Engine, Port Huron Portable Steam #6127

Portable steam power units adapted to a variety of work on America's farms, factories, and sawmills, replacing animal power and water power as the prime movers. The steam engine was bolted directly to the top of the boiler shell.
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