"What engine is it?" is our spare parts bin, a regular feature where we gather together reader photos and stories that don't fit anywhere else. Sometimes it even answers the title question.
Selected engines from the collection of Bill Snyder and Jack Hussey. Courtesy of Jack Hussey, Elmira, New York
A. L. Rennewanz of Decatur, IL will be glad for anyinformation you fellow enthusiasts can give him about this mystery engine.
A. L. RENNEWANZ
Courtesy of Jack Hussey, Elmira, New York
Here is my Rumely Oil Pull, copied after the Rumely W Model that I built in 1964. It is pullinga trailer load of fire place wood—a nice little load for thistractor. Courtesy of Joe I'riesgen, Hubertus,WI
A 1919 Big Four Emerson-Brantingham Tractor and McCormick combine. Owner J. A. Shrauner is standing on the tractor, which is being drivenby Ward Rennie. Ralph Clark, presently a druggist in Cimarron,Kansas, is on the combine. Picture taken in 1919 in Gray County.This was the first combine in our area. Courtesy of Helen Ward Rennie, Montezuma, KS
HELEN WARD RENNIE
This 75hp 2 cylinder Fairbanks Morse Diesel was made in 1920.The engine starts by compressed air, which is furnished by a 3 HPFairbanks Morse air compressor. You can see it mounted on thefront of the trailer. The engine and trailer weigh about 10 tons. Courtesy of Leonard Beat Jr., Brooklyn, Michigan
LEONARD BEAT JR
This is a 5 HP Field Brundage engine buzzing wood. This picturewas taken around Christmas of 1966 and shows three young boys atplay. Courtesy of Leonard Beat, Jr., Brooklyn, Michigan.
LEONARD BEAT JR
You can't see it that well, but a steam engine is perched atop these rocks. Courtesy of Bill Fogwell, Shellsburg, Iowa