Steam Engines For Sale
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We went back to the house to talk to Mr. Kent about buying the
two engines. We didn't settle on the engines that day, as we
felt we couldn't give Art's price because of the condition
the old steamers were in. We did, however, enjoy his stories of
running steam engines when he was younger. Art was 93 years old and
had run steam engines during many of his earlier years.
We went home with both engines on our minds and couldn't
seem to stop thinking about them. After a few days and a few phone
calls, a price was decided on that made everyone happy. I was now
the proud owner of an 18 HP Russell, No. 12458, and John was the
proud owner of a 24 Minneapolis, No. 8496. They are both home now
and we are in the process of restoring them. I'll have more
pictures when they are done.
I would like to hear from other Russell owners who can help me
pinpoint the date of my engine. The best I can tell now is that it
is a 1905 model.
We also have a 1922 50 HP Case, No. 35425, that our dad, Sam
Haley, bought when we were very young. We were brought up around
steam. Dad also built a scale Case to add to the family
The one thing that makes this hobby so much fun to me is the
wonderful friends made at all the steam events. Having a loving and
understanding wife, when you bring home the good news of the rusty
old steamer you just bought, is also very important. But, since my
wife Sue and I were introduced at a steam show, she knew what she
was getting into.
Well, if time permits maybe the old Russell and Minneapolis will
be running by Showtime 1991. Then, maybe it will be back to the
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