Readers Should Send in Gas Engine Photos and Letters

R. H. Fredrick encourages Gas Engine Magazine readers to send in gas engine photos and letters to add additional content to the magazine.

Jerome Fredrich

Photo courtesy of R. H. Fredrich, Elgin, North Dakota.


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A readers suggests Gas Engine Magazine readers should send in gas engine photos and letters. 

While reading the Gas Engine Magazine and thinking it over a bit, if we all decided to depend on the other guy to send in pictures and letters, we just wouldn't have a Gas Engine Magazine. Readers should send in gas engine photos and spend time writing up letters for the magazine.

I really enjoyed reading the letter in the March-April issue sent in by Mr. Frank Ott, Sr. of Clackamas, Oregon. I am looking forward to reading more of his interesting letters.

Enclosed find picture of my four inch scale Hart Parr engine and Port Huron Separator, extension feeder in back. Picture shows my 6 year old grandson, Jerome Fredrich. as engineer, coming home after taking part in the "Days of '66 Parade" in our little city. I haven't got the room to park a big outfit, so I built myself a small one. I worked on and off for about 2 years. It is complete in every detail except as of now, I have to make a tally for the separator. I am in this model business for about 12 years. I have 105 different items in 1 inch scale. Included are 3 steam engines and 2 gas engines, all traction. All items are reminders of the God Old Days. At present I am restoring a 1 1/2 hp. Fairbanks Morse engine. It's been laying outside for about 25 years. The piston was tight and it has no cylinder head, so a fellow could not boot it out from the front. That called for about every trick in the book. Enough for a starter.

Things Worth Knowing: Homesteading Tips

A cement made of salt and ashes is excellent for patching cracked stones or for filling in around the stove pipe where it enters the flue or any opening where smoke may escape.

While down at Mount Pleasant Reunion, I purchased an old book "The History of Saws" to add to my paper collection. In the "Old General Store" here in Shantytown, we have on display around twelve hundred items. I continually look for old books, magazines, and old paper that I can find that will tell me the histories of any items that we have on display. That's where these health hints, recipes, etc. are coming from. I have old catalogs, magazines, etc. We used a 1902 Sears Roebuck catalog for a guide when we set the store up.

Hominy Gems Recipe

2 cupfuls Cold Hominy
3 160; eggs
2 cupfuls milk
1 cupful corn meal
1 teaspoon salt
1 tablespoon sugar
2 teaspoons baking powder
1 tablespoon melted butter

Pour the cornmeal in a mixing bowl. Pour over it the scalded milk. Beat thoroughly and when cool, add the hominy. Stir in the eggs. Whip to a froth. Add salt, sugar, baking powder and butter. Beat hard. Pour into greased gem pans and bake in a hot oven. This recipe when thinned with more milk makes delicious griddle cakes.

Well, I had better bring this Shoppers Gazette to a close for this time as I have to clean out the back shed to store skunk and possum hides in, as the way it feels, trapping season etc. isn't far off.

This picture shows my 6 year old grandson, Jerome Fredrich as engineer, coming home after taking part in the "Days of '66 Parade" in our little city.

Elmer Larson's 1/3 scale Rumely Oil Pull tractor built in his spare time at his machine shop at Fargo, North Dakota. You can't beat this one for precision and accuracy.

Here is a picture of me handling a "small" job all alone, doing a little gear pulling primitive and cord wood stick. Log chain and heavy screw jack job to do was putting on a new bull pinion. Job took 4 hours.