A Reader Letter About Sattley Gas Engines

A reader sends a letter commenting on Sattley gas engines mentioned in previous Gas Engine Magazine articles.

Sattley engine parts and Model T parts

Sattley engine parts are interchangeable with certain Model T Ford Motor parts.

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A reader sends a letter commenting on Sattley gas engines. 

Well, here is the question. What Is It? Page 6 — 2/3 way down column 3 November-December 1966 issue, Ruben Michelson wants to know where the Sattley factory is. It was near Jackson, Michigan, in 1927, but now I couldn't say.

On page 32 September-October What Is It? It's more than meets the eye. It is a 11/2 hp Sattley and develops 21/4 hp at 300 to 575 rpm. Prices of Sattley engines cash — 11/2 hp $42.75, 3 hp $75.00, 5 hp $108.50, 7 hp $149.75.

Here is the surprise. These parts interchangeable with Model T Ford Motor:

1. Piston, 2. Piston rings, 3. Piston pin, 4. Spark plug, 5. Valve Spring seats, 6. Spring seat plug pin, 7. Intake and exhaust valves, 8. Connecting rod cap bolts, 9. Connecting rod clamp screw, 10. Piston pin bushings.

The 1927 Montgomery Ward Catalog quotes that the regular pistons and valves for Fords require slight altercations. This feature was their most economical and strongest selling point.

My wife sure loves those recipes on the Ladies Page. They sure make good eating. We get so much more good out of these two magazines than we do all the others.

My wife wants to know if you have a recipe for boiled apple dumplings. If so, she would like to have it. Maybe Elmer would put it in the G.E.M. for all of us.

Tell Elmer we have a New M Rumely 22 horsepower in our neighborhood and is it exciting. Boy it's a dandy.