This Rider external combustion Sterling-cycle engine, manufactured by the Rider-Ericsson Company, was used to power a water pump supplying a community of estates in Tenants Harbor, Maine, during the first part of the 20th century.
1895 ca. Otto Gasoline Engine
This Otto engine, manufactured in Philadelphia, powered a woodworking shop on Cumberland Island, Georgia. Nicholas A. Otto produced the first successful gasoline-powered internal-combustion four-cycle engine in 1876.
The Corliss Tandem Compound Steam Engine is named after the revolutionary valve design by George Corliss and represents the late 19th century steam engines used to power American industry.
1902 Locomobile Steam
The most famous Locomobile was Old 16, a gasoline-engined automobile that was the winner of the 1908 Vanderbilt Cup Race.
1903 Prescott 10-4 Steam
This engine, from a Prescott automobile was manufactured by the Prescott Automobile Company in Passaic, New Jersey. It was used to power a modestly priced line of cars built from 1901 to 1905.
1910 Knox Marine Engine
Knox engines were manufactured by the Camden Anchor-Rockland Machine Co. in Camden, Maine, in their foundry located where Megunticook Stream enters the harbor.
1912 Capital Marine Engine
Capital engines were manufactured in Augusta, Maine, by the Fifield brothers.
1915 Smith Motor Wheel
Some of the earliest motorcycles were made by fitting gasoline engines to modified bicycles.
The A-3 was Charles R. Lawrance's first aircraft engine. Intended for use in the Shinnecock lightplane, this 28-hp engine was used in the Breese Penguin, a non-flying pre-flight World War I trainer.