Posted 6 years ago
This 1919 Hercules engine caught my eye 15 years ago. I was at the right place when it came up for sale last month. The gentleman that restored it 20 years ago came to my house and we wired it up to an old automobile coil and it fired right up. It weighs 400 pounds and produces 1.5 HP. These single piston engines fire once every 8 to 10 revolutions. Engines like this were used for various jobs like separating cream and mixing cement. Larger variations could run sawmills. The Hercules Company went on to make engines for PT boats.