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Gregowen

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Nice Jensen Model 30, For Sale..
« on: June 26, 2024, 05:36:11 pm »
    Here I have a nice Jensen 30 up for sale, this is the later 1982-85 version. All photos were taken outdoors in natural light, since flash photography is difficult due to the large amount of bright nickel plating.

    I acquired this engine in nice condition overall, but it did have visible white oxidation on the boiler and engine brightwork, and the sight glass had a a fair extent of water scale inside. I carefully polished the boiler, pipes, and engine, but as usual, the plating is not 100% perfectly clean, which is evident if viewed up close in very bright light. But, in normal ambient light it basically looks flawless, like new, as shown in the photos. Also, the sight glass assembly was completely re-furbished, with all new washers from Jensen. I have run this engine about a half-dozen times since, and it performs flawlessly with no leaks. The cord I assume is original, and is in excellent condition.

    As for flaws, the base does have three very small spots where there was loss of finish and they now have minor surface rust, and there are a few other small rubs and scuffs, but very minor (see photos). One of the two ports on the boiler top did apparently suffer a ding at some point and is very slightly bent inward. But it is barely noticeable and there are no functional issues.

   Asking $325, plus whatever the shipping cost is to buyer's location. Payment through paypal family/friends option, or check by mail. Please send me a private message if interested - Thanks - Greg

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Re: Nice Jensen Model 30, For Sale..
« Reply #1 on: June 26, 2024, 09:08:14 pm »
That is a real beauty for certain and for sure.

These really don't come up for sale very often at all, and even less often in this fine condition.

Should make a superb addition for any true Jensen collector or steam enthusiast!
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Re: Nice Jensen Model 30, For Sale..
« Reply #2 on: June 27, 2024, 08:55:28 pm »
That is a real beauty for certain and for sure.

These really don't come up for sale very often at all, and even less often in this fine condition.

Should make a superb addition for any true Jensen collector or steam enthusiast!

    Thanks, yes I have seen very few of them offered for sale over the years, which is puzzling since they were made in several versions over a fairly long time span. From what I have read, Jensen stopped selling them because the boilers were difficult to make, so I am guessing that maybe they were also priced higher than most of their other engines. If so, then that might explain why there are fewer of them than so many of the other models that were made during the same time periods (?).