Gas Engine Magazine

PUBLISHER’S LETTER

By Staff

Just as we were going to press this month, we got an unusual
request on the telephone which we’d ordinarily send to Mr.
Wendel for rumination. However, since it was an intriguing question
and came at the last minute, we decided to put it here this month.
The call came from William Morath of 383 Palmetto Road, Tyrone, GA
30290. On a 3 HP engine there is a clear data plate which says:

THE ATNALTA MADE BY AMERICAN MACHINERY CO. ATLANTA, GEORGIA

The engine’s serial number is 26691, and the letters
‘HH’ are stamped on all of the parts. Mr. Morath adds that
there is a little reservoir tank-perhaps this engine started on
gasoline and then went on diesel. This is a new name for us, and it
doesn’t appear in our usual reference books. Curiously,
‘Atnalta’ is Atlanta spelled backwards. Perhaps there are
other Georgians or collectors anywhere who can shed some light on
this engine for Mr. Morath.

Another item of interest is the fact that we have begun the
annual process of assembling our Steam and Gas Engine Show
Directory for 2001. If you are your show’s designated contact,
you will be receiving a mailing from us soon, asking for your
club’s 2001 show dates. If you are working on a brand new show,
please let us know, and we’ll be happy to send you the
information so you can take advantage of this once a year
opportunity.

The popular ‘Wendel’s Notebook,’ a handy compendium
of useful engine and tractor information including paint colors,
serial numbers and the like is now back in print. If you don’t
already own a copy, this may be the time to get one! See our book
ad on page 33 for this and several other new books we know
you’ll enjoy.

  • Published on Oct 1, 2000
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