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Hi Mike, I have been up close to your newly acquired Sipp multiple times over the last 20 years. 

It is a 1/2 hp Sipp for certain. It is 23.5" long and has a 1.75" bore X 3" stroke exactly as described in the Sipp Catalog from late 1800s and early 1900s. While your governor and water pump are not original Sipp parts, they are both wonderful examples of period correct hardware that was most likely installed by the original builder. I had located a Sipp with a similar governor some years ago in north east Ohio but the family was not interested in letting it go.

You are to be congratulated on a very fine acquisition!

Gil

ps: If you need a copy of the Sipp catalog, I can e-mail it to you.
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Videos The Office of Steam Cinema / Re: More slinky testing…
« Last post by jkbixby on 48 minutes ago »
Love watching your sons enjoying your steam toys - you're very lucky!
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Videos The Office of Steam Cinema / More slinky testing…
« Last post by Nick on 54 minutes ago »
Gotta make sure the slinky is still working right…  :D

https://youtu.be/VCtzL8wy36Y
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Collections & Pictures / Re: Unicorns do exist…
« Last post by Woe is me on 1 hour ago »
Had it on my watch list, figured it was heading your way.
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Try the other end.  If you ate what I did last night, you might have to bolt it down.
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Looks like your new arrival is properly built and still within good tolerances to run so slow so easily!

WELL DONE on getting that beauty into you fold!!!

Have you tried lung power yet?

Yes, engine did not turn over and my cheeks hurt 😂
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Wow .... that's a lovely pair you have there!   ;c)

It is of course the available steam pressure/volume pairing that dictates the horsepower achieved in a rather direct proportion. So then, it is only to be determined what pressure and RPM regime the engine was designed to operate in, as to the power level it is supposed to be able to attain and provide.
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Looks like your new arrival is properly built and still within good tolerances to run so slow so easily!

WELL DONE on getting that beauty into you fold!!!

Have you tried lung power yet?
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Andy said that he is spending most of his time working on the 50’s.
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