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Quickj

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Bing Hot Air Engine
« on: June 19, 2024, 10:39:28 am »
Just won this Bing hot air engine at a local auction.  Based on the later Bing logo, I think it is from the later 1920's.
I won't be picking it up until later today, so I can't speak as to it's condition and functioning, but it looks OK in the auction Photos.

Does anyone know what model number it would be?

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Re: Bing Hot Air Engine
« Reply #1 on: June 19, 2024, 02:32:45 pm »
Nice one Jim. It looks like model no.135/32. Was also made before WW1 but I would also say it's 1920s based on the lithographed tile pattern. Should be a powerful little engine.

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Re: Bing Hot Air Engine
« Reply #2 on: June 19, 2024, 07:26:42 pm »
Looking forward to a video of this running Jim.
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Re: Bing Hot Air Engine
« Reply #3 on: June 20, 2024, 09:04:16 am »
Congratulations!

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Re: Bing Hot Air Engine
« Reply #4 on: June 20, 2024, 05:21:22 pm »
Thanks Charlie.  Thanks Jim, and Thanks Parallel Motion. 

I have Picked this up and it is my possession.  It is in fairly nice condition for its age but is going to need some work before it runs. 

I had to replace all of the wicks in the burner to give it a quick trial run, but no success there.  A lot of smoke pouring out from the cylinders around the pistons so I think a previous owner had maybe oiled the cylinders liberally and there is a lot of oil residue burning out.

Hopefully soon I will get it running and but up a video.

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Re: Bing Hot Air Engine
« Reply #5 on: July 01, 2024, 08:51:53 am »
@Quickj

Any luck getting it running?

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Re: Bing Hot Air Engine
« Reply #6 on: July 01, 2024, 09:47:09 am »
That's a beautiful hot air engine I'd love to see it running!!!

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Re: Bing Hot Air Engine
« Reply #7 on: July 01, 2024, 10:03:25 am »
That's a beautiful hot air engine I'd love to see it running!!!

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