A Collector and his gas engines from the land of 10,000 lakes.
Ken Ebnet stands with some of his engines. From left: 1-3/4 HP MacLeod, 1-1/2 HP Rock Island, 1-1/2 - 2-1/2 HP IHC LA, Ingersoll-Rand radial air compressor, 1-3/4 HP United, 1-1/2 HP John Deere Type E and 1-3/4 HP Sattley.
It's easy to see why people would be confused about what this Ingersoll-Rand radial air compressor (serial no. W-31837) could have originally been.
This 1-1/2 - 2-1/2 HP IHC Model LA, serial no. A6314, is equipped with a very neat oil bath air cleaner. Also note the original wing nut holding the original 1-piece dust cover over the spark plug.
The first engine Ken ever bought was this 1920s-era 1-3/4 HP Sattley, serial no. TA16215.
A close-up of the top of the Wizard magneto.
Top view of Ken's 1-1/2 HP Rock Island, serial no. A70464. A Wizard magneto provides the engine with electrical current.
A front 3/4-view of the 1-3/4 HP United engine, serial no. 113826.
When people see this IR logo, they often think it's a Rolls-Royce engine, because at first glance it looks like a pair of Rs.
Ken's engine collecting aspirations are definitely "on the shelf!"