On The cover

An engine

Courtesy of Charles M. Carbaugh, 17 Frick Avenue, Waynesboro, Pennsylvania 17268.

Charles M. Carbaugh

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The pictures enclosed are of a very rare engine. It was built by the founders of the Metcalf Manufacturing Company at Quincy, Pa. The Metcalf Manufacturing Company was sold to the Geiser Mfg. Co. about 1897. They built the Metcalf Co. engine at the Quincy plant under the Geiser name until about 1902. When they moved the works to Greencastle, Pa. where they built the Geiser gas engine until they sold the Geiser plant to the Emerson Brantingham Company of Illinois, Mr. John F. Metcalf and Mr. William Miller started to design another gas engine of a less expensive design, and there were several sold from 1903 to 1905, at which time, the Quincy Engine Company was formed and was operated until 1915 making compressors, pump and engines. There is a lot more to the Quincy engine story that started about 1854. I expect to write a story on the beginning of it at a later date.

The first four pictures show the condition of the engine when found. The other two pictures were taken as the engine was being restored and of course, the single picture on the cover is the restored product [beautiful, isn't it?]

A photograph of a penny postcard which recently came into my possession. I hope your readers will enjoy it. Courtesy of Fred Bailey, 815 McKinley, Ann Arbor, Michigan 48104.

A picture of my father-in-law's tractor. It is an Allis Chalmers WC, spoke wheel, which he still uses to run the threshing machine. His A.C. Model C pulling, what is sometimes called, buckwheat harvester on sweep rake, which he also used in 1974 to cut his buckwheat. Courtesy of Russel T. Smith, R.D. 1, Muncy, Pennsylvania 17756.

A picture of my father-in-law's tractor. It is an Allis Chalmers WC, spoke wheel, which he still uses to run the threshing machine. His A.C. Model C pulling, what is sometimes called, buckwheat harvester on sweep rake, which he also used in 1974 to cut his buckwheat. Courtesy of Russel T. Smith, R.D. 1, Muncy, Pennsylvania 17756.

Pictured with the tractor is Mr. Marion Hainlien of Dayton, Ohio who purchased it new in the Spring of 1938. This tractor is still on all four original tires and outside of new paint and oil filter, it is just like it came from the factory. Courtesy of John Harper, 420 Talmadge Road, Clayton, Ohio 45315.