Those Wonderful 'Webspokes' built by John M. Kroyer
An excellent view of the side shaft drive and 'nasty starting handle.' Samson vertical #396.
Another view of 'open crank case' of the 'solid frame Samson Vertical.' Note specific information cast into the cylinder. Owner Larry Snow, Red Bluff, CA. No serial #.
See the unusual 'Vaporiser carb' used on this engine. Warm air is drawn off the exhaust through the air preheater. This is a Distillate system used on Samson Vertical Ser #N396.
The standard carburetor used on the verticals.
Another good view of the face cam and how it communicates vertical movement to actuate the exhaust valve. Samson #N396 (vertical).
Samson horizontal engine. (Web spoke) #N376, 5 HP. A very interesting engine with an unusual preheater and large brass name plate. Note 'safety cup' over the key on the crankshaft. Owned by Norman Taunton, Gait, CA.
Samson horizontal engine (Web spoke) #N903, 5 HP. This engine has 'two piece' early ignition but has the standard brass nameplate and float type carb. Owned by Ray Hughes, Mokelumne Hill, CA.
Samson horizontal engine. (Web spoke) No serial number, 5 HP 'N' Series. Late style ignition. Owned by Lester Bowman, Ceres, CA.