The battery box still shows the original Badger logo. It reads “Christensen Engineering Co. Manfrs of Badger Gas and Gasoline Engines, Milwaukee Wis.”
The Christensen no. 3165 nameplate. This is the third oldest serial number in Denis Richleou's Christensen registry. The registry lists the engine as being built in 1908.
The coil box is in the front of the engine. Wires connect it to the battery box at the rear of the engine. The extra-large spark plug wire can be seen coming out of a matching hole in the coil box. The original pinstriping can be seen on the coil box. Not
Showing the color of the underside of the foot board in the open position. It appears that the original color of the truck and wooden boxes was beige with blue pinstriping.
This view shows the wooden shelf for the missing dyno sparker. The original bolts are still in place. The dyno mounting bolts were on 5-inch centers but the brand of the dyno is not known at this time. Some of the pinstriping can be seen on the battery bo
The contents of the tool box is about as close to an archaeological dig as you will find in a gas engine. A story can be told by the many different interesting articles in the box.
This angle shows the original clutch pulley, the fuel mixer, coil box and dyno sparker shelf. The muffler is missing.
Original grease and dirt on the crankshaft, piston and rod.
This is the door side of the coil box. The blue pinstriping shows up quite well. The original coil is behind the door.
Front view showing the Badger Cyclone mixer, the timer and governor. Also shows the large spark plug wire and spark plug and the original green paint.