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Reid Video

This is a view of my Reid running in the engine room. It drives the 90 feet of line shaft to the dozen or so machines in my blacksmith shop: the lathe, mill, planer, three power hammers, press, saw, air compressor, drill presses, grinders and so on. It also heats my shop in the winter, by pumping its coolant through radiators around the shop. In this video the engine is burning a kerosene-gasoline mixture with a carburetor I made for it. The load you see it pulling is my 60″ metal planer taking a cut across a table frame. It hardly notices this load, but when my bigger hammer is running along with the planer, the belt in the engine room stretches, and the old Reid makes a little more noise. This engine was made in 1898, and it is still making a living.

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