The Hudson-Mohawk Chapter of the Pioneer Gas Engine Association, Inc.
Dedicated to the preservation and restoration of mechanical means of a bygone era
The Hudson Mohawk Chapter of the Pioneer Gas Engine Association, Inc. is a non-profit corporation founded in 1967 for the purpose of the preservation, restoration and demonstration of the tools and machinery from the past.
These small engines, ranging in horsepower from one-half to three, were precisely designed and manufactured at the turn of the century in the Schoharie County village of Middleburgh, New York, by Edward Burgett, area renowned machinist and mechanic. Burgett's designs were incorporated into patterns in the Middleburgh shop from whence they journeyed to Albany by horse and wagon for casting. Castings were then finished by Burgett to produce a machine which provided inexpensive power for water pumps, cream separators, printing presses and various light power needs.