This 12 HP Reeves gas engine is serial no. 4229, and is probably a 1912 model.
The Reeves portable engine could be purchased as either hand or horse portable.
The Reeves Model 40 shown was made in 1913. Note the size of the rear wheels compared to the man, as well as how this is obviously not a farmer shot, but rather one taken at the factory, as the men are wearing suits.
The valve end of a Reeves gas engine.
The claim was that this eight-wheeled Octoauto was “The easiest riding car in the world,” although it was not easy on the pocketbook, priced at $3,200 in 1911.
This catalog illustration shows the magneto side of the Reeves gas engine.
This 1898 Motocycle was one of Milton Reeves’ earliest automobile inventions. Bottom left: Milton Reeves built this Sextoauto in 1912 as a six-wheeled “sister” to his earlier eight-wheeled Octoauto. He figured the more tires on the groun
This 1913 ad for Reeves & Co. advertised the Reeves 40 steam traction engine. Note that Oklahoma City is listed not in Oklahoma, but “O.T.,” or Oklahoma Territory, as Oklahoma was not yet a state.
A Reeves steam traction engine at work during harvest.
The entire family appeared to have come out to celebrate a photo of their 1914 Reeves tractor in this photo taken in a North Dakota field. Note the little girl standing on the hood behind the wheel.