Fairbanks-Morse Engine

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Above and at right are two engines owned by Carl Guretse, 304 Perkiomen Ave., Lansdale, PA 19446. The Fairbanks-Morse is one that he purchased in the spring of 1993. At the time he wrote, he said it ran very nicely but he intended to make another cart for it.

The 1919 Associated is one that he restored. It is a 13/4 HP Chore Boy. This engine has battery ignition and runs very well.

Mr. Guretse said that he looks forward to his GEM coming every month, so we hope he'll enjoy seeing these pictures!


Above is a 2 HP Foos owned and restored by Carl Symonds of Box 275 QA, Victoria, TX 77901.


Owner of this tractor is Raymond L. Gray, 2135 Little Valley Rd., Sevierville, TN 37862. It is Model 14LC50261, s/n A43229, Cat. No. 87-50261, 1 HP 2400 rpm.


Truman and Shirley Birk of Jackson, Missouri, are the owners of the tractor at right. The photo was sent to us by Ron Biester of Rt. 3, 206 Alpine, Cape Girardeau, MO 63701. This tractor, a 1915 8-16 Mogul, serial number SB3248, was purchased by Shirley's father in 1926 from a gentleman in northern Missouri. It was brought by raft down the Mississippi River to Wittenburg, Missouri, and driven from there to a farm a couple of miles east of Oak Ridge.

Shirley's father used it for pea hulling and corn shredding for many of the area farmers for several years. He gave it to his son-in-law for his birthday, over 25 years ago. Truman got it fully restored in 1991.


It is a 3 HP, serial number 81763,41/4 bore and 8' stroke. Flywheel is 32' in diameter by 31/2' face. The hit and miss governed engine has a pendulum governor. It is side-shaft, and natural gas fueled.

The engine was manufactured in Manchester, England, circa 1905. Foster, of The Warren Works, is the owner, restorer, and photographer.