Sorg reciprocating cylinder engine on auction

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Sorg reciprocating cylinder engine on auction

Post by WisJim » Tue Feb 16, 2021 6:44 pm

I just discovered what is supposedly a Sorg reciprocating cylinder engine at a local on-line auction. The auction is over in a day, Feb 17th, so not likely for anyone to get there to take a look at it. These are a pretty uncommon engine and it will be interesting to see what it sells for and if it shows up at an engine show in a few years. https://leerealestateauction.hibid.com/ ... ef=catalog

Jim in Menomonie, WI

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Re: Sorg reciprocating cylinder engine on auction

Post by JPar » Tue Feb 16, 2021 11:02 pm

I've been watching that auction as well. I wonder if it will stay in this part of the country. I would love to see it running at a show one day. It is a very unusual design to say the least.
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Re: Sorg reciprocating cylinder engine on auction

Post by JPar » Wed Feb 17, 2021 9:10 pm

Bidding is closed now. The winning bid is $30,100.
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Re: Sorg reciprocating cylinder engine on auction

Post by NP317 » Thu Feb 18, 2021 12:27 am

Wow! It must be a very rare engine!!
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Re: Sorg reciprocating cylinder engine on auction

Post by JPar » Thu Feb 18, 2021 11:59 am

NP317 wrote:
Thu Feb 18, 2021 12:27 am
Wow! It must be a very rare engine!!
RussN
My understanding is that 2 are known to exist, and there are rumors of a third.
In addition to the rarity, what makes this engine unusual (and valuable) is its design. The piston is stationary, and the cylinder reciprocates.
John

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