Gas Engine Magazine Tours the Jerry Toews Collection
Jerry Toews stands with his 1878 1/2 HP slide valve Crossley Otto.
The Toews’ own the only known 1896 Jesse Walrath rotary valve engine.
Originally built in the early teens as an alternative to purchasing a manufactured tractor, this kit was sold by Sears, Roebuck & Co. and uses a 7 HP Economy engine. This tractor is as original as they come.
This single-cylinder Rumely OilPull 15-30 features two forward and one reverse gear, as well as low-tension ignition with igniter, battery, coil and magneto.
The radiator on Jerry’s 1917 Avery 40-80 uses 616(!) 1/2-inch copper tubes to aid in cooling, all of which he tediously replaced himself.
This Monitor half-breed is extraordinary due to its 4-stroke design. Also note the attractive box-bed base.
The “guts” of Jerry’s 8 HP Springfield.
A partial view of the storage building where the Toews’ collection of stationary engines are stored.