Quartzsite Smelting

Model:Y
Serial:
Bore:14"
Stroke:17"
Cylinders:3
Horsepower:150
RPM:257
Current Owner:Vista Antique Gas & Steam Engine Museum
Current Location:Vista, California
Current Condition:Operational as display

Engine History

This engine was manufactured in 1922 and shipped to Alaska, then to Catalina Island California, then to Arizona as a stationary generator supplying power to smelting operations in Quartzsite.

In 1983, it was donated to the Vista California Antique Gas & Steam Engien Museum and restored to operating condition by volunteers. This engine and others are started up during the museum's annual shows in June and October.