Leon Haynes' sketch of the Webster Oscillating Magneto.
This engine is a HATZ air-cooled diesel engine. It is rated at about 6 horsepower at 3000 RPM and is manufactured in Germany. The picture shows it just after I bought it. I had to back the car over the extended skids to hold it in one place. It vibrates, knocks, and smokes just like the larger diesels. These engines have been used for years in Europe and by the Amish back in Ohio for farm work and are becoming popular in this country on smaller construction equipment. I plan to use this engine on a small lawn tractor. I know this engine isn't very old but I thought it might interest some of your readers since diesels in this size, both old and new, are still somewhat of a rarity to most engine enthusiasts. Courtesy of Jeff Conner, 192 Lincoln Blvd., Kenmore, N. Y. 14217
Photo by Jeff Conner
Some of the engines I have and they are in operation each fall on our show at the Bill Mayberry Farm. Courtesy of Wm. J. Mayberry. Box 166, Niobrara, Nebraska 08760.
Photo by Wm. J. Mayberry
Courtesy of Col. Houston L. Herndon, Box 5363, Sarasota, Florida 33579.
Col. Houston L. Herndon
Having never seen a picture of the Appleton engine in any GEM, I then figured the readers would like to see one that is a part of my gas engine and tractor collection. This Appleton which is fully restored and in prime running condition, was made by Appleton Mfg. Co., Batavia, III. Its Serial No. is 7948, Hp. 3., Speed 385, 6? in stroke and 4? in bore. The Appleton engine was not a common make for this area, making it a rare engine. Courtesy of Roy Krpoun, Drake, North Dakota 58736.