This year our featured engines will be the DOMESTIC! We feel that this category will bring some interesting and unique examples for all to see. All exhibits are welcome.
Domestic Engines (a little history)
In 1902, The American Machinist Magazine noted that the Domestic Engine and Pump co. had merged with Etter Pump Company and moved from Hagerstown, Maryland to Shippensburg, PA.
Engine production began soon afterward of the air cooled, Sideshaft construction with a new feature of placing the governor in the flywheel and using split hub flywheels that were usually found only in the larger engines.
Around 1908, the Schramm company added Domestic gas engines to their line. Domestic built all the components for
assembly in the Schramm plant for Schramm’s engine-compressor units.
In 1911, Domestic created the tall water hoppers that allowed for longer runs without attention and gave a distinctive look to these hopper cooled engines.
Best known to the Domestic line were the many pumping engines produced by the company. Used on many construction sites the Domestic diaphragm pump was ideal for all sorts of construction work due to the little effect that mud and other debris had on them. In addition, they had a huge pumping capacity.
Domestic also built the Shirk tractors using a special Domestic Shippensburg engine.
Information courtesy Crestline, American Gasoline Engines since 1872, C.H.Wendel
Below is a photo of a Schramm that was restored by David K. Whitney and Son, David K. Whitney, Jr.
Rain or shine. We are a Gas and Steam Engine Show – exhibiting Antique Tractors, Antique Vehicles and Antique working engines that were once tools of the trade from years gone by.
Primitive camping for exhibitors is available. Giant flea market for hobby related items only. This is New England’s largest show.
Refreshments will be available on the grounds.
Gas and Steam Engine Show – Antique Tractors – Antique Vehicles – New Hampshire – Vermont – Massachusetts – New England