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Smith, Worthington, IHC Type M, Stover Type W, small engine, Baker & Hamilton


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42/5/1: Smith

I need some information on this Smith engine. The brass tag reads: "3 HP Smith Engine Co., Chicago, Ill." It was found in a barn in southern Virginia. I was told it was used to run a water pump. With lots of information and some luck, this engine will be pulling a cane mill for the making of Blue Ribbon Molasses. Robert Haun Jr., Poverty Acres, P.O. Box 543, Stony Point, NC 28678.

42/5/2: Worthington

I am restoring an 8 HP Worthington engine, Type W, serial no. 21395m as pictured in American Gasoline Engines Since 1872, on page 565, top left. The engine was purchased new by my wife's great grandfather in 1917. It has been inside all of its life, but has been disassembled for about 40 years.

I'm having trouble trying to figure out the fuel system. I have the mixer with float, needle and choke plate, but I think there are a couple small parts missing.

Any help will be greatly appreciated. I'm a tractor guy and fairly green at the big gas engines. How many Worthington engines are out there? Information is very hard to find on the Internet. Bob Mitchell, 16445 57th St. S.E., Kindred, ND 58051;

42/5/3: IHC Type M

I enjoyed reading the article on the IHC Type M in the September/October 1982 issue of Gas Engine Magazine. I noticed there was no mention of the Dixie magneto. Would these have been fitted when they came to New Zealand? Ian Sadler, 3 Connolly St., Geraldine, South Canterbury, New Zealand.

42/5/4: Stover Type W

A Saturday's visit to the local Enstone swap meet turned out to be quite fruitful and I'm now the proud owner of a barn fresh 1919 3 HP Stover Type W.

GEM readers were extremely helpful when I needed some information on my 3 HP Nelson Bros. KracKerJack engine, so I was wondering if I could prevail upon them again, please.

The only information I have so far is a distributor's plate on the front of the water hopper, which reads: "The Renfrew Machinery Co., Renfrew, Ontario, 3 HP" and the serial number is W115001.

I would like to have a photo of how the plumbing is laid out, particularly the pipes around the cylinder head and fuel mixer. I just need to know how to route the water, gas and kerosene pipes correctly, and take a look at the correct brass fittings and style of water drain tap.Clive Heritage, 48 Grimsbury Square, Branbury, Oxfordshire, England OX16 3HP;

42/5/5: Small engine

I recently acquired this small hit-and-miss engine. It has no markings at all and is 19 inches long. The flywheels are 12 inches in diameter. It is a headless engine with vertical valves. I wonder if anyone has any idea what it is and any information. Floyd Martin, 3521 Bailey Road, Albany, OH 45710;

42/5/6: Baker & Hamilton

I have a Baker & Hamilton engine made by Bates & Edmonds of Lansing, Mich. It is a 1-1/2 HP Bull Pup, serial no. B-25561.

I would like to have photos if someone has a similar engine. I need photos from the camshaft follower to the igniter. I have no idea what this linkage looks like.

I will pay for photos and postage. Douglas Peterson, 250 Mobile Drive, Ashland, OR 97520-9021; (541) 482-0103;

If you have a question about your engine, please send it along to Gas Engine Magazine, 1503 S.W. 42nd St., Topeka, KS 66609-1265;