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PostPosted: Wed Nov 23, 2011 10:37 pm 
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Hi, please check out these pictures http://aboutsteam.com/index.php?cID=82 I am on a quest to figure out what this engine was used for, how old it is, or any information on it.

Thanks for any help!


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PostPosted: Thu Nov 24, 2011 1:12 am 
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Check this site.

http://www.hal.state.mi.us/mhc/museum/e ... smoto.html

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PostPosted: Mon Sep 24, 2012 8:51 pm 
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looks like a popcorn engine to me, used to run popcorn poppers on street carts in the teens and twenties.......
hope that helps, cretors bros were large manufacturers.....


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PostPosted: Mon Sep 24, 2012 9:28 pm 
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crob09,

Wellcome to The Home Machinist (Antique Stationary Engines)

http://cedesign.net/steam/cretors-d.htm

http://myersengines.com/engines/popcorn_engine.htm

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PostPosted: Tue Sep 25, 2012 12:35 am 
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Location: pendleton or
look here
http://www.weedensteam.com/weeden14.html it was built as a toy.

the two popcorn wagon engines i have seen are larger and have a seperate boiler. they drove both the toy figure who turned the nut roasting drum and the stirrer in the popcorn pan. i worked on one a few years back along with several other trades people. this is one i can get pics of . i believe it was in lastyear pendleton roundup parade.


http://www.wyandotpopcornmus.com/cretors_history.html

here is a detailed write up on the wagons


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PostPosted: Sat Dec 08, 2012 8:56 pm 
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If the one in the video is the one that you are refering to, It is a toy engine. I think built by Weeden. The most it could be used for would to maybe power an erector set, or various toys that are built for these engines.


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