Shipman & Acme Engines Clippings and Notations

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Shipman & Acme Engines Clippings and Notations

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“These engines are patented in Canada, and manufactured exclusively by John Gillies & Co., Carleton Place, Ont.”

Clipped from

  1. Ottawa Daily Citizen,
  2. 28 Jan 1888, Sat,
  3. Page 5

 

 

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Arnold Gillies Muirhead, 1907, aged 4, used in John Gillies Estate catalogue of gasoline engines and motor boats. 1907 [182 KB]

 

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Clipped from

  1. Ottawa Daily Citizen,
  2. 08 May 1890, Thu,
  3. Page 3

The kerosene burner worked with a pressure regulated steam jet or ejector that drew the fuel, a mixture of steam and atomized kerosene, and was delivered to the burner. As the steam pressure increased and decreased, the diaphragm type regulator throttled the steam delivery to the burner nozzle. So at the upper limit it either cut off completely or delivered steam at such a low rate it failed to produce adequate suction to the fuel line.

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The pilot light was a simple wick and pot torch arrangement. If the pilot went out, it still kept spraying fuel. Though with kerosene, it probably made more of a mess than a hazard. By the time that happened, the steam would have started to go down and the engine would either slow or stop, alerting someone’s attention. Porcupine boilers don’t have much reserve steam capacity and work best when they use steam as fast as they make it. If it was working under load and you suddenly shut the steam off to the engine, the safety valve would lift in short order.

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The water regulation was accomplished by a float, vary similar to a toilet tank filler, inside the water column/water sight glass arrangement. It worked a lever through a stuffing box and by means of an external lever and rod arrangement, controlled the bypass valve on the boiler feed pump.

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Photo Carleton Place and Beckwith Heritage Museum

 

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Clipped from

  1. The Gazette,
  2. 13 Sep 1890, Sat,
  3. Page 3

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Clipped from

  1. The Gazette,
  2. 30 Mar 1889, Sat,
  3. Page 3

Billy the Boodler Comes to Carleton Place

The Curious World of Bill Bagg — The Gillies Blacksmith Shop

The Sad Tale of Alexander Gillies and Peter Peden

The Lost Gillies Family Ephemera Rescued

Muirhead Gillies and the Boxes Are All Related–Genealogy and Photos

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Linda Knight Seccaspina was born in Cowansville, Quebec about the same time as the wheel was invented and the first time she realized she could tell a tale was when she got caught passing her smutty stories around in Grade 7 at CHS by Mrs. Blinn. When Derek "Wheels" Wheeler from Degrassi Jr. High died in 2010, Linda wrote her own obituary. Some people said she should think about a career in writing obituaries. Before she laid her fingers to a keyboard, Linda owned the eclectic store Flash Cadilac and Savannah Devilles in Ottawa from 1976-1996. After writing for years about things that she cared about or pissed her off she finally found her calling. Is it sex drugs and rock n' roll you might ask? No, it is history. Seeing that her very first boyfriend in Grade 5 (who she won a Twist contest with in the 60s) is the head of the Brome Misissiquoi Historical Society and also specializes in local history back in Quebec, she finds that quite funny. She writes every single day and is also a columnist for Hometown News and Screamin's Mamas. She is a volunteer for the Carleton Place and Beckwith Heritage Museum, an admin for the Lanark County Genealogical Society Facebook page, and a local guest speaker. She has been now labelled an historian by the locals which in her mind is wrong. You see she will never be like the iconic local Lanark County historian Howard Morton Brown, nor like famed local writer Mary Cook. She proudly calls herself The National Enquirer Historical writer of Lanark County, and that she can live with. Linda has been called the most stubborn woman in Lanark County, and has requested her ashes to be distributed in any Casino parking lot as close to any Wheel of Fortune machine as you can get. But since she wrote her obituary, most people assume she's already dead. Linda has published six books, "Menopausal Woman From the Corn," "Cowansville High Misremembered," "Naked Yoga, Twinkies and Celebrities," "Cancer Calls Collect," "The Tilted Kilt-Vintage Whispers of Carleton Place," and "Flashbacks of Little Miss Flash Cadilac." All are available at Amazon in paperback and Kindle. Linda's books are for sale on Amazon or at Wisteria · 62 Bridge Street · Carleton Place, Ottawa, Canada, and at the Carleton Place and Beckwith Heritage Museum · 267 Edmund Street · Carleton Place, Ottawa, Canada--Appleton Museum-Mississippi Textile Mill and Mill Street Books and Heritage House Museum and The Artists Loft in Smith Falls.

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