1897 Weber Gas Engine Beats the Odds

Jordan Meeker shows off his rare 1897 Weber gas engine at the Great Oregon Steam-Up at Antique Powerland in Brooks, Ore.

5 hp Weber
The tank on Jordan’s 1897 5 hp Weber is not original. “The original tank (which did not survive) was round,” he says. “I found this in a neighbor’s scrap pile and I love the rivet work.” The tank holds 60 imperial gallons (about 72 U.S. gallons).