Different Types of Engines


July/August 1974

Courtesy of Willard Gillie, 249 Mebane Street, Eden, North Carolina 27288
Willard Gillie
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This TWIN CITY engine can be seen in the Western Development Museum, Yorkton, Sask. It is a 1919-6 cylinder and is 60x90 HP. This picture was taken in 1964. I am on the left, and on the right is my brother-in-law, Hedley Hickson who lives in Yorkton.

At left is a Farmall tractor, center shows a 5 HP Ruston-Hornby, 1926 and at right a 6 HP Amaco, No. 609630, year unknown.

My 1938 'U' Deluxe MM Tractor which is in my possession. According to the company, only 150 of these were manufactured and supposedly were the first factory-cab tractor produced. They were very sophisticated for a tractor of that era as they were equipped with lights, horn, radio, heater, defroster, cigar lighter, upholstered seats, dome light, windshield wipers, etc.

If anyone in your list of subscribers know of the whereabouts of one of these, I would like to correspond with them.

When this engine was acquired it had not been run in about 40 years. The owner had to make some parts and do some repairing work on it. He soon had it cleaned and painted. On January 1, 1971 he pulled her outside, filled up the gas tank, hooked up the battery, and turned her over. She started on the first try --a very nice engine. Nonparallel Famous engine, manufactured by International Harvester Company, Chicago, 4 H.P., Speed-450, No. No. RK149, Patent May 2, 1905.

Vincent Deusch of La Motte, Iowa is shown above touching up the saw blade on the saw-mill at 'Kings Show' in August 1973. Vincent said he was an old hand at his chore. My recollection is that he was the previous owner of this mill.

This engine belongs to William Graves of Camden, New York. It is a Kenwood engine built by Stickney for Sears 1905 to 1915?

Shown above is my collection of hit and miss gasoline engines. L. to r: 5 HP Economy, 4 HP Domestic, 2-1/2 HP Galloway, 1-1/2 HP Fairbanks-Morse, and a 2-1/2 HP Stover,

I am a Gas and Steam Fan and enjoy G.E.M. and I.M.A. very much.

Pictured above is a 25-50 Keck Gonnerman and the original owner, Leo Niedalski, of Nashville, Illinois. The tractor was used for many years for pea hulling, sawmilling and field work. It was used on the sawmill for the last time during the fall of 1973.

The picture was taken in February of 1974 when I bought the tractor and picked it up. My truck and trailer are in the background. I purchased the tractor a year before and offered to pay him on the spot. He refused, saying pick it up and pay him then. When I went to get it he had changed his mind. This winter he again decided to sell it, so I did not waste any time.

I have two other 25-50 Keck Gonnermans. The first is always the most expensive - paid $50 for it, had to put wheels on it, and then spent $550 plus parts to get it running, but not restored. The third one came out of the southeast Missouri area and is partially restored and has extension rims. All on steel. The Keck Gonnersman was made at Mt. Vernon, Indiana.

The Avery 40-80 is pictured at Rollag, Minnesota.

At left is my latest engine. It was built in 1933 by Petters of Yeovil, England. It is known as the Atomic Diesel and is an 8 HP 2 cycle full diesel engine. At right in the foreground is an English built Associated. It is 2-1/2 HP gasoline engine fitted with a Wico EK magneto built in the mid 1920s. The engine in the background is my Ruston Hornsby, Type A.P.R. 2-1/2 HP gasoline/kerosene engine and was built in 1926 by Ruston and Hornsby of Lincoln, England.

My three Lister engines manufactured by R. A. Lister of Dursley, England, this being the most commonest make of engine in the U. K. From 1. to r. the first engine is a Type L, 4 HP at 400 RPM kerosene engine [note the vaporiser], built in 1928. The second engine is very similar with the exception that it as a fixed cylinder head. It is a Type L, 5 HP at 450 RPM gasoline engine, built in 1923. Both of these engines are fitted with oscillating magnetos. The third engine is a 3-1/2 HP, Type C.S. diesel. It runs at 650 RPM and was built in 1938.


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