The ranks of old engine collectors were thinned July 14, 1989
with the death of JOHN SISSON of Imlay City, Michigan. John was
John was widely known for his electrical and mechanical ability
and for his independence. He was an expert on magnetos and was
consulted nationwide on the subject.
John operated a sawmill for over 30 years. He was a pilot, scuba
diver, welder, machinist and fabricator. One of his sons wrote of
him, ‘If you have said it couldn’t be done, John has
probably done it. If you still say it can’t be done, John has
probably at least tried it.’
Told that an engine couldn’t be built without machine tools,
John built one from pipe fittings, and it ran. Still runs.
John is survived by his wife Marion and six sons and their
families. He will be missed by all collectors and by his many
friends. Submitted by Don Naish, Dryden, Michigan.