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Parts and Info for a Friend Engine

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This is a Friend engine, No. 1,856. It’s a 1910 engine – 1 of 10,000 made. Needs parts and information on engine. Call, write, or text.

Thank you,

Carl Edwards

3201 Leith Lane, Apt. 403

Louisville, KY 40218

1-502-377-7422


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Origin of Curious Gear System

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I have this old gear system from P.M. Gundlach in Bellville, Illinois, dated 1892 that my brother gave me. I don’t know where he acquired it, but I’m curious about what kind of machine it went on and what that machine was used for. If you know any information about it, I would be grateful if anyone could curb my enthusiasm about this piece.

Thank you for your time and help.

Greg Shaw

Roodhouse, Illinois

gregshaw1027@gmail.com


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Governor Needed for Stover

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I recently acquired the pictured 16hp Stover, which I plan to use in my sugarcane mill.

Some parts are missing, mainly the governor. I am looking for a source of parts and any manufacturer documentation. I have sent an email query to Joe Maurer at the Stover Registry and am awaiting his response.

Any help or guidance you can offer will be much appreciated.

Thanks,

Bill Obier

billobier@outlook.com


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Schramm Compressor Info Needed

new-holland 

I’m looking for information for a Schramm compressor outfit like the one shown on Page 4 of the December/January issue. The tag on the block or the engine reads:

new-holland

Schramm Inc.
#10260 Type 10
Piston Displacement 15
cubic ft. per minute

I think the engine is a Domestic, but don’t have enough information to be sure. I’d like to get in touch with someone who has the manuals on the engine and pump – it would help a lot.

Joe Mathis
62000 E. Hwy. 137
Fairland, OK 74343
918-542-8178
pdmathis53@gmail.com


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Looking for K Motor Information

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I have an engine that I have not been able to get any information on. There is no tag but "K Motor" is cast in the block. Engine weighs about 70 pounds, and it has a single cylinder and single flywheel. It probably is about 1/2hp with about a 3-inch piston.

A mag is connected directly to the back. Mag condenser has British, Canadian and U.S. patents of 1915 date. It is 4-stroke, water-cooled, with no governor.

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There are two levers on the carburetor to adjust fuel and air. There are two spark plugs in head directly opposite each other. Whether there was an electrode and a ground originally or two plugs firing 3 inches apart, I do not know. Engine came to me from Chile. I suspect it might be British but don’t know. Any information would be appreciated.

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Soo Line Spark Plug Information

Spark-Plug 

Reader Bob Lundberg writes in looking for information on Soo Line spark plugs. Bob writes: “The 2hp Witte that I brought to Florida from Michigan had a Soo Line spark plug. I have tried to research it, but have not found any information. It’s a 1925 engine, and in its ‘running’ days that area was served by the DSS&A Railroad. Soo Line bought the DSS&A, but long after electricity put my engine out of work. Any information from readers would be great.”

Bob Lundberg
blundberg50@gmail.com

It’s unclear what the connection was between Soo Line Railroad Co., Minneapolis, Minnesota, and the spark plug brand, although at one time Soo Line Railroad used the same logo as shown on Bob’s spark plug, a clever combination of the letters “S” and “L” producing a dollar sign. Perhaps spark plugs were simply a short-term sideline?

Editor


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Adapted 2-Cylinder Engine Designs

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I expect many of us have seen this catalog image of a 1918 Schramm compressor outfit, which used two standard hopper-cooled stationary engines linked together (likely made by Domestic, as it appears Schramm never actually produced its own engine); one as the power unit and the other converted to compressor duty. Chris D. Schramm & Son, West Chester, Pennsylvania, apparently did quite a business with these rigs, which were used in all manner of commercial and industrial applications, as one might imagine.

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Also shown is an advertisement (date unknown) for a twin-cylinder Associated engine from Associated Manufacturers Co., Waterloo, Iowa. Unlike the Schramm, the Associated engine is actually a tractor engine adapted for stationary duty; both cylinders on the Associated were power producers. I show these two engines to bring up a question, namely; how many such “adapted” engine designs were created and produced, and by what companies? Both engines represent adaptation of a design to a different use than originally intended rather than any innovation of design, and it’s that aspect that catches my attention. I’d very much like to hear from readers with examples of similar schemes, ideally accompanied by high-resolution images so we can share with readers. Editor


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