Restoration

Huber #8213 Lives Again with Andy

Huber #8213 had its first show in June 2007 since restoration began back when Brice aquired the engine. This machine is no longer in the care of Brice - he and Andy Glines came to an arrangement and the engine was transferred to Andy. Brice felt that the machine needed to go to someone younger with more resources and the progress has certainly proven his feeling that Andy was the right person to take on the task. Well done Andy! Andy has done a fantastic job on the restoration of the machine to date as these photos will attest.…

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Huber Traction Engine #8213 Restoration

When I first met Brice Adams he had been bitten by the Stationary Engine bug in lieu of the Steam Bug. I'm pleased to say that in 1999 Brice became the proud owner of a somewhat derelict, but operational Huber Traction Engine No. 8213. Brice has started the long and arduous task or restoring this pocket version of a traction engine.…

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Restoration of Ethel - A Marshall Portable - By Paul Wilson

I received a nice email from Paul Wilson regarding his Marshall portable in January 2003... I've reproduced it here with Paul's permission.…

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Ted Knack's Case 80 HP Traction Engine

The following article and pictures are by Ted Knack of St Paul Park, Minnesota, USA and are published on Steam & Engine with his permission.…

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The Rebirth Of Arthur - A Ruston Portable

After a very successful weekend at a vintage machinery show in Bunbury Western Australia in February 1997, a customer overheard a chance conversation to the proprietor of a local hardware shop in Perth.. The conversation was between Peter Ogborne and the shop owner about the performance and quality of engines at the show. A customer, later to be identified as John O’Brian, listening to the conversation said he had an engine on his property in Mullewa (400 km north of Perth) and if it was any good it was available.…

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