History of a Frick Steam Engine

Tracing the lineage of a 60 HP 1926 Frick steam engine

Copy of the original build sheet for Arvid Hamilton's 60 HP 1926 Frick
Copies of the original build sheet for Arvid Hamilton's 60 HP 1926 Frick, engine serial number 28803, boiler number 16133. As the receipt shows, Hamilton's engine was ordered on May 26, 1926. The traction engine was complete June 4, 1926, and shipped a few weeks later on June 19, 1926. Historical documentation such as this is a rare treat, invaluable for confirming original fitments and specifications. It's interesting to note that original owner John Burchard's name is spelled "Burchart" on the original order sheet, seen here, but "Burchard" on the final date sheet (next photo).