Red Ball thinks back to all the time and sweat used to restore this Olin 16 HP horizontal gasoline engine housed in his Wellsville, New York, shop.
Typical oil pumping site in the Pennsylvania oil fields, capable of supplying power to 24 to 36 wells within a quarter mile.
The Olin auto tractor attachment installed on a Ford car. This illustration appeared in GEM March-April 1967.
Don Olin checks his tie-downs one last time before hitting the road with his Olin 6 HP vertical gasoline engine.
Three generations of Olins: Don, his son Mike and granddaughter Cori, and the author's son-in-law, Fred Underwood, Jr., finally shut down their engine after hours of demonstration at the Olin reunion in Owego, New York.
35 HP Olin engine restored by Nathan Lillibridge and now at Midwest Old Threshers Museum in Mt. Pleasant, Iowa.