Sattley Runs Again!

3 HP Sattley

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226 N. Morrison St., Centralia, Illinois 62801

Here are three photos of my 3 HP Sattley. This engine appeared in Reflections sometime ago. At that time I needed a governor. I received two replies of help. My friend, Lowtar Kleinertz, went to the Portland Show and found one that came from Canada and brought it back. One big chunk of rust! But complete. After I reworked it, I added a new push pin, spring and a brass bushing and it's now as good as new. Lowtar has several engines that he has restored. He lives four blocks from me. Ha. Ha. So, I go to him for a helping hand. I turned to Jack Ghere for some lathe work and how to do this and that. Also, I had a lot of questions for Art Biage and Bud Tocky. Thanks a lot, guys, you all were a world of help to me!

How I found the Sattley:

Chelsea and I were at the 1995 Southern Illinois Antique Power Club, Antique Power Days Show in September. During the show a man came by and sat down for a talk. His name was Virgle Kohrmann. Before he left, he gave me his card and said to come and see him that he had some engines he no longer needed. He only lives 20 miles from me so, about three months went by and, I called Virg and went to see him. I looked at several engines and then he said, 'I have one out back in the shed with my John Deere B. Someday, but not today, you might like to have it.' We looked at the Sattley, a 3 HP gas and kerosene, serial 3030. Ha! No deal on it today, but I went home with an IHC 2 HP LA, only needing paint and decals. After Chelsea and I had the LA done and ready to show, I went to see Virg in February of 1996. He was glad to see me and we had a good engine talk and visit. We looked at the Sattley again. Ha! Ha! I went home with no engines.

In May 1995, I called Virg again and told him I was going to stop by for a visit. I hung up the phone, took my trailer and went to see him. When I got there he had the Sattley and a cart behind his John Deere out in his front yard. After a lot of talking he finally said okay. But, he said that he wanted to see it run and to be shown. He told his grandson to watch a grown man cry when it was on the trailer ready to go to its new home, along with an FM Z model D, 2 HP.

After the Sattley was done and on our trailer it was shown at Salem, Illinois, at our Power Days Show in September 1996.

May I say thank you to a wonderful woman, Karen, my wife of 19 years. Thank you for sharing our hobby with Chelsea and me. We do love you, too.

At the September show Karen, Chelsea , her friend Megan Neff and I spent a great day with friends and engine buddies. Chelsea and Megan and Joyce King, our club secretary, had their picture taken using a hand corn sheller that Joyce used when she was a small girl. This picture, along with more of the show, was published in the Salem, Illinois, newspaper. Can anyone help me date my Sattley engine and how was it pin striped?

Thank you all and thanks to GEM for a great magazine.