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This engine pictured on the left was made in September 1915. It has a speed control on the left flywheel and the speed can be changed by grabbing the disc in the center of the flywheel and move it in or out. When I got this engine many of the parts were g
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This 4 HP engine was marketed by the Colbert Mfg. Co. in St. Joseph, Missouri. Approximate year this engine was made is 1910. It is the usual 4 cycle design, hit and miss, with battery ignition. It (like some Galloway engines) is capable of running in eit
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This photo of a self-propelled wood saw rig was sent to us by Earl Rains, 209 N. Olive St., Eldon, MO 65026, and was given to him by Ray Curtwright, of 221 E. Marian St., Paris, MO. Earl met Roy some years ago at the Mark Twain Old Threshers Show in Paris
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This 1960 John Deere 830 Wheatlander is owned by Ronald T. Bastian, Claremont, NH 03745. It is not only a showpiece, but a blue ribbon winner for tractor pulling.
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This 2 HP engine was originally bought new in 1912 by my great grandfather. It still retains the original skids and battery box. The name tag and oiler plug were the only parts purchased by myself to make the unit complete. When new it was put on a pumpja

This rig consisted of a 4 HP gasoline engine. One flywheel was
removed and the 54 inch saw blade was secured to the crankshaft.
The engine was a 4 HP Weber. The saw blade was bought from Sears
Roebuck at a cost of $35 in 1906. The rig was mounted to a gearing
taken from a Westinghouse steam engine. It was built by Roy’s
father, P. S. Curtwright: (who lived in Shilbina, MO), in 1906. The
rig was sold to someone in Montana, was loaded in a boxcar and
shipped out there in the year 1908.




These three engines are owned by Gary Pflum, 2809 Westminister,
St. Charles, Missouri 63301.

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