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Hot air engine

810 S. Judson, Fort Scott, Kansas

We have heard a lot of hot air about hot air, but the writer has
seen hot air in action. Pictured here is a hot air engine which
actually works and you can see it work, it will be one of the
featured models at the 1964 Pioneer Harvest Fiesta, October 2-3-4,
at the Burbon County Fair Grounds here at Fort Scott, Kansas.

Built from scratch during the winter 1963-64 by Myrl Hix, 1105
N. Tucker, Pittsburg, Kansas, receives its heat from a Propane
burner, the power cylinder is 3′ x 3′, the flywheel is
12′ in diameter with a 2′ face weighing 20 lbs. The cold
end of the displacer cylinder is water cooled, using a raidator,
fan and circulating water pump. The engine is about 3 ft. long and
weighs 150 pounds, a very neat piece of workman-ship and is
enclosed in a plate glass case, operates noiseless and during tests
it has operated contineously for 10 hrs.

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