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“I & J” engines


The nameplate showing a horsepower of 16 and serial no. 914.

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Ironwood, Mich.

Model: Engineering project
Year: 1920s
Horsepower: 1/2
Bore: 2-1/2-inch
Stroke: 3-inch
Flywheel width: 1-1/2 inches
Flywheel diameter: 10-1/2 inches
Governing: hit-and-miss
Ignition: high-tension coil and battery
Interesting fact: Dean and Helene Suhr are in possession of a full set of blueprints for this engine, which was built as a course project by students in Ironwood, Mich.

Owners: Dean and Helene Suhr 3525 E. Hawser St.Tucson, AZ 85739

International Harvester

Chicago, Ill.

Model: Famous "Junior"
Year: 1911
Horsepower: 2
Serial number: KF158
Weight: 560 pounds
RPM: 460
Bore: 4-inch
Stroke: 5-1/4-inch
Flywheel width: 2-1/4 inches
Flywheel diameter: 22 inches
Governing: hit-and-miss
Ignition: battery and coil
Unique features: Mixer is different, adjusts from the top not the back as the regular Famous. It has a round flange connecting the cylinder to the crankcase, not square. The inspection cover is round, not square.
Interesting facts: Only 400 of these Juniors were produced from 1909 to 1913 starting with serial no. KF101 and ending with KF501. Alan King writes in International Harvester - McCormick-Deering Gasoline Engines, "These engines were most likely built to compete with cheaper engines being built by many companies."

Owner: Monte Shockman 5021 Peg St. Boise, ID 83705-1126


Toledo, Ohio

Model: Oil field engine
Year: 1905
Horsepower: 16
Serial number: 914
Weight: 3,775 pounds
Bore: 9-inch
Stroke: 16-inch
Flywheel width: 4 inches
Flywheel diameter: 60 inches
Ignition: Wico R1 magneto
Governing: pendulum
Unique feature: Ported exhaust.
Interesting fact: This engine retired to Florida and sharpens pencils at shows.

Owners: Lou and Karen Quirch, Plantation Key (Florida Keys), Fla.

Jacob Haish

DeKalb, Ill.

Model: Chanticleer
Horsepower: 2-1/2
Serial number: 5619
Year: Last patent date: Aug. 8, 1918
Bore: 4-1/4-inch
Stroke: 6-1/2-inch
Flywheel width: 2 inches
Flywheel diameter: 26 inches
Governing: hit-and-miss
Ignition: low-tension magneto with igniter
Unique features: Crank handle in flywheel.

Owner: Russell Roland 6430 S. Malta Road Dekalb, IL 60115-8536