Columbus Oil Engine

Interviewee: David Eisenhauer
Location: Tumut
Theme: People

The Columbus Oil Engine is a rare horizontal portable engine. From the beginning of the 20th century, internal combustion engines began to replace work formerly done by horseworks and portable steams engine on the farm. The Columbus Machine Co. was based in Columbus, Ohio, USA. Their engines were advertised as "the best designed and built engines in America."

Stage 5 Education Resource: Columbus Oil Engine (PDF, 204.9 KB)

Museum: Tumut & District Historical Society Museum