|New England Marine Engine
Post Number: 552
|Posted on Thursday, September 16, 2004 - 09:26 pm: ||
This 1909 " New England Marine Engine"
has a very unique connecting rod design ??
Post Number: 6
|Posted on Friday, September 17, 2004 - 07:46 am: ||
This open crank two-cycle design is common in oil field engines like Bessemer and Oil City engines. The back side of the cylinder is sealed around the connecting rod with a packing nut and movement is limited to non-reciprocating/linear movement by a cross head. The piston draws the fuel charge in behind it when the piston moves forward and is transferred to the front of the piston for compression thru a port in the cylinder wall when the piston travels back to bottom dead center. It is a very simple design.
~Keith in Delaware, oHIo