This engine was originally made by C. Cretors and Co. of Chicago from 1893 to about 1908 to turn the barrels of popcorn poppers at fairs and circuses before electricity was available. The company is run by five generations of the same family across more than 130 years, the company is still routinely misidentified as a “maker of popcorn,” when in fact , their business has always been making the machines that make the popcorn. Cretors actually invented the modern professional popcorn popper as we know it.
1 ½ inch diameter cylinder bore by 2 ½ inch stroke
Base size 23 ½ inches by 10 inches
1 aluminum (base) casting
1 cast iron cylinder
12 Brass castings
Front and rear cylinder heads
Steam chest cover
Inboard and outboard bearing pedestals and caps
*Governor castings are available also.
Gear part number is on the blueprints.