Spence Portable

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P.O. Box 3128, Deer Park, Maryland 21550

George Fizer, engineer, stands beside a 6 HP L. Spence portable
steam engine on August 8, 1993. The engine, owned by Keith Mason of
Clarksburg, West Virginia, was discovered by Keith and his late
father, Kenny Mason, in an abandoned building outside
Clarksburg’s city limits in 1964. Restoration began in 1967 and
was done nearly a year later with 763 man-hours involved in its
completion. The engine was built in 1883 by the Ohio Valley
Agriculture Works of Martins Ferry, Ohio. It is currently the
oldest steam boiler under state certification in the state of West
Virginia. (110 years old, 1883-1993).

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