The Waterloo Boy logo on a 1-1/2 HP engine of the same name is very well-known and has brought the Iowa city much recognition.
Kansas City Lightning engines were used to power K.C. Hay Presses, like this one.
This New Holland engine, serial no. 6349, was manufactured by New Holland Machine Co. of that Pennsylvania city.
Literature for this Fairmont railroad engine said, “The more carefully you examine the simple design of the ROA engine, the easier it is to understand why Fairmont engines exhibit unusual stamina and performance.”
This ad from Gas Review in 1910 says, “It is impossible in this space to enter into a discussion of the machines illustrated. We have therefore prepared special catalogs and circulars which we want to send you.”
Anderson Foundry and Machine Works of Anderson, Ind., made farm engines in their early days. The ad this illustration came from says Anderson engines came in sizes of 15, 25, 50, 75 and 100 HP.
The crankcase cover has been removed to better see inside this 40 HP Minneapolis-Moline engine.
The Waterloo Gasoline Traction Engine (often called Froehlich) was a 16 HP machine invented by John Froehlich.
The 1912 1-1/2 HP air-cooled Waterloo Boy engine was one of many manufactured by the Waterloo Gasoline Engine Co., the successor to John Froehlich’s Waterloo Gasoline Traction?Engine?Co. Froehlich is credited with inventing the first-ever tractor.
A 1916 ad for Waterloo Boy engines called them “the original unsurpassed Waterloo Boy gasoline-kerosene engine with built-in magneto.”
Rock Island, Ill., was home to the Rock Island gasoline engines shown in this 1926 ad. The engines were “made for the man who wants the best,” and “best by every practical test,” their literature said.
The York engine, serial no. 141322, was manufactured by Flinchbaugh Mfg. Co. of York, Pa. Verticals were made by the company starting in 1905, but only for a few years.