Something Hypnotizing: Blackstone oil engine startup

What is being shown is an example of a One Lunger. Great internal combustion engines and interesting that unlike modern engines can be kept going with tape and bailing wire. Massive flywheels smooth out the intermittent power delivered by the occasional ignition pulse.

Dan Kurt

Posted by Dan Kurt at August 19, 2016 12:51 PM

What mesmerizing rhythm and music. I once worked in a bakery that had large, industrial mixers. The bowls weighed so much it took two people to move them from mixer to table. But as the mixers ran, they made a rhythmic ting on the sides of the stainless steel bowls that was, while loud, also soothing. It's a sound I miss.

Posted by Jewel at August 19, 2016 1:19 PM

It's the PE creed we need.

Posted by Howard Nelson at August 19, 2016 5:37 PM

Why do people who make these videos have to get so close that you can't tell what you're looking at?

Posted by SteveP at August 20, 2016 5:04 AM

Is it me,or is that Music? Of sorts.

Posted by Flannelputz at August 20, 2016 11:56 PM

Mr. Kurt, I am no engine expert, so what is the difference between this presentation and a hit-and-miss engine?

Posted by Snakepit Kansas at August 21, 2016 6:24 AM