The Henry Ford Museum contains more than 30 traction and portable steam engines
8 HP Huber "Buckeye" portable steam engine built in 1882. Huber had only been in business a few years when this engine was built.
Boilers used for heat and electricity at Henry Ford's estate "Fairlane." President Hoover, while visiting the estate, was caught in a rainstorm and was able to dry his hat by placing it on a spotlessly clean boiler steam pipe.
10 HP Upton steam traction engine, serial no. 401,built in 1887 at Battle Creek, Mich. Upton moved in 1890, changing its name to Port Huron Engine & Thresher Co.
"Iron Slave" return flue portable steam engine was built in 1875 by the L. Sweet Co. of Wellsville, New York. This engine was used to power a cream separator.
Early Russell traction steam engine. It was equipped with a driver's seat and foot rest on the cylinder side of the engine.
1885 Birdsall 12 HP. The valve eccentric is reversed by a sliding rack instead of link motion.
12 HP ''Jumbo'' steam traction engine, serial no. 1486, built in 1895 by Harrison Machine Works, Belleville, Ill.
10 HP Ypsilanti portable steam engine built by Ypsilanti Machine Works of Ypsilanti, Michigan, in 1890.
10 HP Chillicothe portable steam engine built in 1878 by Chillicothe Foundry & Machine Works of Chillicothe, Ohio. The valve gear is operated by a very unusual eccentric operated off the crank disc.
16-30 Baker steam tractor built in 1925. Powered by a cross compound double-acting steam engine and a high pressure boiler with "U" shaped water tubes, vertical header and steam condenser. Inexpensive slack coal was automatically fed to the firebox.