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George Regier's wood cutting machine

Courtesy of Frank Regier, 935 Washington Avenue, Reedley, California 93654.

Frank Regier

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Ben Wilson's 10 HP Nelson side shaft. Ben is from Hastings, Iowa and is a 'regular' at Eshelmans' Show.

Mike Lins and John Machacek shown plowing with Mike's Crosslcy powered tractor at the 1976 Scott-Carver Show, held at Jordan, Minnesota in August.

Above is a picture of my 6 HP Miami Engine Patented September 25, 1900, Serial No. 658594. I purchased this engine about two years ago from a man who was 94 years old. I am sure he thought that we were crazy to go to the work of moving this engine and wagon. The Miami engine and wagon sat on a rock ledge and had not been moved since before 1927 when it was used to saw wood. My wife's uncle who now lives in Florida was the person who told me about this Miami engine and told us who to contact about it. It was on an abandoned farm on an abandoned road on a mountain about 20 miles from my home. The reason my wife's uncle knew about it was because he helped his then future father-in-law saw wood right where I found the engine sitting. This was previous to 1927.

I am about to start restoring this engine and would greatly appreciate hearing from anyone who has a Miami engine or who has any information as to date of manufacture, quantity made, color etc., as I have no idea of the original color and also location of fuel tank.

Please take the time to write if you have any information about this rare engine as I have never seen one like it! Many thanks.

My 'Ironwood' engine. It is different in design from my brother's picture shown in Sept.-Oct. issue. Mine is of headless design, using a 'T' plug. These engines have no governor, but rely on the design of the engine to keep the speed down and keep them from flying apart. The spark can be retarded to control the speed.

Mike Fuoco of Bradford, Pennsylvania proudly displays his recently acquired rare Carlisle Finch natural gas fired engine. With 2?' bore and 2?' stroke and 8' flywheels it must be one of the smallest tank cooled engines made. One flywheel was missing when Mike got it at a flea market, but he intends to have a new one made and fully restored for display at next year's show.

Mike is vice president of the newly formed gas engine organization (1976) 'The Allegany Mountain Engine and Implement Association.' It was at one of our Gas Ups that this picture was taken.

John Schoenings Minneapolis tractor in the Scott-Carver Parade at Jordan, Minnesota.

Pictured is a headless Briggs and Stratton that I have had to a few shows and have never found anyone that has seen one like it. I do not have it running as the carburetor is bad. It is a Model BP engine #24216 and has a brass plate on it that says it was on a Motor Mower Detroit Model 27, Machine No. 11343. This engine has a gear reduction built in the base. The automatic intake valve is in a cage that you remove to get at the exhaust valve below it. Does anyone know what this mower looked like? If so, I would like to hear from them.

Pictured is a headless Briggs and Stratton that I have had to a few shows and have never found anyone that has seen one like it. I do not have it running as the carburetor is bad. It is a Model BP engine #24216 and has a brass plate on it that says it was on a Motor Mower Detroit Model 27, Machine No. 11343. This engine has a gear reduction built in the base. The automatic intake valve is in a cage that you remove to get at the exhaust valve below it. Does anyone know what this mower looked like? If so, I would like to hear from them.

Just a note to say our Old Gas Engine Show was a great success, again this year, done inpart to the advertising we ran in 'The Gas Engine Magazine' and the listing in the '1976 Bicentennial Steam and Gas Show Directory.'

We had both steam and gas engines from five states this year, Illinois, Michigan, Pennsylvania, Ohio and West Virginia. There were over 200 engines with over 80 exhibitors. Plans are already in the making to improve the show for 1977, September 17-18.

Thanks for all your help. Enclosed is a picture that shows the face of an old timer who really likes the engines. This is just part of what makes our West Virginia Oil & Gas Festival a success.

A picture of George Regier's wood cutting machine he used in Langham, Saskatchewan to saw wood for the community in 1914.

Avery Header Thresher used with a header pulled by a 16-30 Hart Parr. The grain wagon was on the other side. Taken in 1925 at Perryton, Texas.