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  1. #1
    Join Date
    Mar 2010
    Chilton, WI

    Default Antique gas machine

    I own a 100-year-old home for which no expense was spared during construction. There are a number of interesting apparatus in the basement including 2 large water tanks (still half full of water), an electric water pump, a well-pump which I think was to have been powered by a gas engine outside, and most interesting of all, a "20 light combination gas machine" in tandem with a "30 light combination mixing regulator". Can anyone point to a reference for what function these served, and if anyone might appreciate having these in a restored Victorian house? I've attached a picture. Thanks -- Russ
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  2. #2
    Join Date
    Jun 2007
    Fayette County, Ohio

    Default Re: Antique gas machine

    It was a device used to convert gasoline to gas to power lights .
    Check this out

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  3. #3
    Join Date
    Jan 2010
    Northern Virginia

    Default Re: Antique gas machine

    Egads! Until I saw the picture, I thought you were describing an acetylene gas generator; But they have a vertical orientation. And for sure JLM found a reference to the exact rig you have.
    If you decide to get it working again, let us know so we can monitor the scanner for when the firefighters respond.
    I guess it's no more dangerous than Coleman lamps, but 30 times the capacity for mayhem.
    Remove not the ancient landmark, which your fathers have set.

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