Virtue and Pound is One-of-a-Kind

Collector buys a mystery engine that turns out to be a one-of-a-kind Virtue and Pound

Gene DeCamp had no idea what this engine was when he bought it
Gene DeCamp had no idea what this engine was when he bought it. A chance conversation, though, identified it as a Virtue and Pound from Minnesota. "I got it because it was unique," he said. "An upside-down hot tube ... it's just a challenge. I kind of like those banged-up engines." His best guess is that it was built in 1898-99.