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Keller

Bloomer, Wis.

Company: Bloomer Machine Works

Year: 1914

Horsepower: 1-1/2

Serial number: 2348

Weight: around 400 pounds

Bore: 3-1/2-inch

Stroke: 5-inch

Flywheel width: 1-1/2 inches

Flywheel diameter: 18 inches

Governing: hit-and-miss

Ignition: spark plug, battery and buzz coil

Unique features: A side-mounted fuel tank allowed the engine to be used on a sprayer and not starve for fuel when on a hill. The flywheels are cast hollow on one side to help with balance.

Owner: Bob Rohde
740 N. Harris Road
Ypsilanti, MI 48198

Kewanee

Kewanee, Ill.

Model: Type 6A

Year: 1915

Horsepower: 1

Serial number: 6281

Weight: 275 pounds

Bore: 3-1/2-inch

Stroke: 4-inch

Flywheel width: 2 inches

Flywheel diameter: 16 inches

Governing: hit-and-miss

Ignition: spark plug, battery and buzz coil

Unique features: Headless, and the mechanisms except for the fuel pump are on the off-side. The flywheels are crowned to run a belt to a generator.

Interesting facts: Only three sizes were made: 1, 2 and 4 HP.

Owner: Glenn Karch
20601 Old State Road
Haubstadt, IN 47639
glenn.karch@verizon.net

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