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denis_rouleau
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Posted on Monday, February 11, 2013 - 02:10 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Here are a few pictures to help identify this marine engine.
Thanks!
Denis Rouleau

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denis_rouleau
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robert
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Posted on Monday, February 11, 2013 - 04:40 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

What does the plate on the side of the crankcase say?
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denis_rouleau
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The plate on the side has only numbers. A name on the plate would have been too easy
Denis Rouleau
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richarddurgee
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That is a great looking old marine engine !


This is the information out of my list, Look at That original address -- Saint Denis-- !!


Engine mfgd by French firm L'Aster , In 1878 the Aster company was established at 102 rue de Paris, Saint-Denis.
Engine id plates stated 'Ateliers de Construction Mécanique l'Aster.

A.J. Myers took the American agency in 1904
West 44 Street address on brochure ?
Made Gasoline and Kerosene engs, also made gas & kerosene Carburetors.

This info was added before so much on line info was available, the were a large engine mfgr and lots of info should be out there !!

1905 Article & brochure-- the engine in discussion is a bit later !


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Brochure page multis

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robert
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Very interesting engine, and great info Richard! Do we know when the company went out of business?
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bgoss
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Is that a compressor cylinder between the two combustion cylinders?

Denis - I spy a Defiance hiding in a couple pictures. Is this the red one that you have posted, before being repainted?
Blair
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denis_rouleau
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Hello Blair,
The same person has the Defiance and the unknown engine (now Aster). I don't have a clue as to the usefulness of the extra cylinder.

I have several more pictures of this Aster.

Denis Rouleau
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denis_rouleau
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Here are all the ASHER pictures (full size) I was sent. The owner still would very much know what the center cylinder was used for. Anyone knows?

Pictures here: http://buzzcoil.brinkster.net/MARINE/asher101.html
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richarddurgee
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From 1900 Aster Engines were also made in Great Briton (Aster engineerding Co Ltd Wembley Middlesex); Together with their French counterpart they claimed in 1912 that they catered to over 130 vehicle makes. From 1927 they were absorbed in Arrol Johnston & Aster Eng, Dumfries Scotland GB. The last Aster engines were made in 1930 by Meadows.

Quite possible the engine under discussion here was mfgd in England as the trade restrictions were the best with England and Canada in those years ?

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