Upside Down Gas Engine Highlight of Auction

By Staff

144 S. Main St., P.O. Box 146, Vermontville, Michigan 49096

Stanton’s Auctioneers conducted an auction of gas engines
and antique tractors on June 30th south of Hadley, Michigan. The
collection of Mr. and Mrs. Gene Hartwig was sold to make room for
their farm machinery in the buildings and reduce inventory.

Stanton’s received pre-sale inquiries from all over the U.S.
and Canada regarding the auction, and one piece in particular. The
item drawing the most interest was a 1? HP upside down gas engine
called a Gemmer, made in Marion, Indiana. The engine drew bids from
California, Kansas and Wisconsin prior to sale day, but when it
came down to the end it stayed in Michigan and sold for
$6,000.00.

Other items sold as follows: an Economy 6 HP gas engine $775,
Fordson tractor and plow $800, J.D. earth mover $985, Tom Thumb
engine $625, Waterloo engine $325, Novo gas engines $375 and $400
each, J.D. swing loader $325, J.D. steel wheels $250,

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