A. B. Farquhar Steam Engine Specifications


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This portable steam engine was built in 1922 and is rated at forty horsepower. The current popoff valve is set for fifty pounds per square inch, and it usually runs in the forty pound per square inch range at shows. The large steam dome is an indicator of a quality built engine .

This engine was purchased by the St. Lawrence County Highway Department and was used for rock crushing. The last recollections, from workmen, are of it being used to melt tar that arrived by rail and had to be liquified in the 1940's.

It was bought for $1.00 and refurbished by Museum members under the direction of Paul Shirley. The restoration is ongoing.

1st Chief Engineer...Ed Fincham 1931-2005

Engineer ...Gary Hargrave

Engineer ... Bill Clinger