Hobby Heavyweights: John Wilcox
On Sept. 1, 2010, the gas engine community lost one of its kindest and most knowledgable men in the passing of John Wilcox.
John’s name was a familiar sight in the pages of Gas Engine Magazine, either through his own photo and article submissions, in articles regarding Coolspring Power Museum, of which he was a co-founder, or simply as a “thank you” from a fellow collector he helped along the way. It would take us a long time to compile every GEM reference to John throughout the years but here’s a small sampling of his contribution to this magazine and the hobby as a whole:
Jim Erdle’s Legendary Antique Tractors Sold at Auction
Jim Erdle’s eye for rare and unique tractors has developed quite the reputation over the years, and allowed him to assemble one of the finest tractor collections of all time. But all good things must come to an end.
1902 8 HP Bates & Edmonds Engine
A 1902 8 HP Bates & Edmonds engine with generating set on display at the Coolspring Power Museum.
1918 Blaisdell Air-Compressing Engine
A 1918 65 HP Blaisdell air-compressing engine on display at the Coolspring Power Museum.