Galloway Replaced Six-Team Horsepower

15 HP Galloway

The 1911 15 HP Galloway, owned by Merlin Darling of Worthington, Minnesota.

Merlin Darling

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Rt 1 Box 170 A, Worthington, Minnesota, 56187

This month's cover photograph is of a 1911 15 HP Galloway gasoline engine. It is owned by Merlin Darling of Worthington, Minnesota, and was restored by Dale Teerink, also of Worthington.

The Galloway was bought new by Merlin's grandfather and replaced a 6-team horsepower for running a hand feed threshing machine among other things. Merlin still owns the thresher.

The thresher stood in a hog-yard for 50 or more years and the pigs used it for a back scratcher! When they rubbed on the flywheels, the movement kept the piston from sticking!

The restoration was fairly simple. The worn rings and wristpin were replaced with new ones and the valves and seats were so good that they only had to be lapped in. The pully bearing was worn out so a group of friends helped me pour a new one. The connecting rod and valve rod were sent to Sioux City to be chromed. A new gas tank and seat were made, along with a new tongue. I painted it with a Centari enamel which really seems to work out well on these restoration projects. 1, of Worthington applied the pinstriping which sets it off nicely.

The engine runs well and we have used it on a stationary baler, small sawmill, and a small hand feed thresh machine.