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| September/October 2004

  • Upright Water-cooled Engine

  • Upright water-cooled, one-cylinder engine'
    39/9/1A: Upright water-cooled, one-cylinder engine that is 20 inches tall. An English engine?
    Eugene Martin
  • An English engine
    39/9/1B: Upright water-cooled, one-cylinder engine that is 20 inches tall. An English engine?
    Eugene Martin
  • Merry garden auto cultivator
    39/9/4A: Merry garden auto cultivator made by the Atlantic Machine Mfg. Co.
    Gilbert Goff
  • Merry garden auto cultivator close up view
    39/9/4B: Close-up view of the Merry garden auto cultivator made by the Atlantic Machine Mfg. Co.
    Gilbert Goff
  • Monac engine
    39/9/5A : Monac nameplate and engine, serial no. 3176.
    J.R. Bovencamp
  • Monac nameplate
    39/9/5B : Monac nameplate and engine, serial no. 3176.
    J.R. Bovencamp
  • Vertical two-cylinder engine needing a carburetor.
    39/9/7: Vertical two-cylinder engine needing a carburetor.
    Yvon St. Hilaire
  • Stover Novelty Works flat-be It saw.
    39/9/10: Stover Novelty Works flat-be It saw.
    Jack Ghere

  • Upright Water-cooled Engine
  • Upright water-cooled, one-cylinder engine'
  • An English engine
  • Merry garden auto cultivator
  • Merry garden auto cultivator close up view
  • Monac engine
  • Monac nameplate
  • Vertical two-cylinder engine needing a carburetor.
  • Stover Novelty Works flat-be It saw.

39/9/1: Upright Water-cooled Engine These are some pictures of my upright water-cooled engine, hopefully someone will help identify it.

There is no serial number or name anywhere on the engine. Does anyone know what make it is or any other information about this one-cylinder, water-cooled engine? It is 20 inches tall to the top of the open exposed rocker assembly and valves, also note the counter-clockwise rotation and small pulley. I was told this was an English engine.

Eugene Martin, 6409 W. 400 S., Russiaville, IN 46979; (765) 883-5027.

39/9/2: Busy Bee Information I recently purchased a small engine at a swap meet. It's called a Busy Bee and is built by Gladden. It's a 5 HP Model AB3-12781. There is no serial number found.



Also, I would like to know about how old the engine is and the color it should be. Would anyone have any specifications on this engine?

John Schneider, 7100 St. Mary's Ave., Denton, ME 68339.