Rare Engines at Portland Show

The 2016 Tri-State Gas Engine & Tractor Assn. show was filled with rare and unusual engines.

A torch is used to start this 1909 15 hp Reid oil field engine owned by Kenny Hall, Ellendora, W. Va. The engine was used on pump jacks on an oil field jerk line. To start the engine, which runs on propane, a heat tube is used to heat the cylinder.
Photo by Leslie C. McManus