100+ Year Old Engine Startup With A Blowtorch

  • Engines

If An Engine Is Older than your parents, than you know its hardcore. This is a 1909 10 HP Blackstone Oil Engine, And A Blackstone Oil Engine Startup Includes The Heating Up Of The Hot Bulb With A Blowtorch. It was used back in the day to pump water from a lake into the market garden, but was put into disuse after it was sabotaged by explosives. It laid for over 20 years and was actually submerged in a river only to be found in the 1990’s and restored with each piece taken off and cleaned. The starting procedure requires heating the hot bulb with a blowtorch in order to vaporise the fuel, being Kerosene, allowing for the engine to combust.