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39/9/1A: Upright water-cooled, one-cylinder engine that is 20 inches tall. An English engine?
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39/9/1B: Upright water-cooled, one-cylinder engine that is 20 inches tall. An English engine?
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39/9/4A: Merry garden auto cultivator made by the Atlantic Machine Mfg. Co.
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39/9/4B: Close-up view of the Merry garden auto cultivator made by the Atlantic Machine Mfg. Co.
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39/9/5A : Monac nameplate and engine, serial no. 3176.
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39/9/5B : Monac nameplate and engine, serial no. 3176.
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39/9/7: Vertical two-cylinder engine needing a carburetor.
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39/9/10: 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)

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

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

39/9/3: #9 Mower Colors

Q: I’m trying to find a colored picture to
determine the correct colors of an IHC mowing machine I want to
paint. This is on the toolbox lid: Regular Gear #9 Mower.

Thomas Gailey, 1435 Highway 105, Baldwin, GA 30511; (706)

A: As it turns out, reader Greg Ray has already
done the research. Turn to page 11 for the correct colors for
painting your IHC mowing machine.

39/9/4: Merry Garden Cultivator Enclosed are
some pictures of my recently acquired Merry garden auto cultivator
made by the Atlantic Machine Mfg. Co., Cleveland, Ohio. It is a
Model J, serial no. 408. Any information as to year, engine maker,
literature and owner’s manual would be greatly appreciated. The
crank case number is A96, and the flywheel is no. 408. It appears
to be complete.

Gilbert Goff, P.O. Box 276, Wingdale, NY 12594; (845)

39/9/5: Monac Engine I’m looking for
someone who has information on Monac engines. I had one for about a
year and can’t seem to find anything about it only that it was
made in Mexico.

I would like the year it was made and horsepower. Also, any
other information that’s available. The bore is 4 inches, and
the stroke is 5 inches and runs at 800 rpm, serial no. 3176. The
engine starts and runs very well on gasoline or kerosene. Any help
would be greatly appreciated.

J.R. Bovencamp, 1985 129th St., White Rock, BC, Canada V4A 8J6;

39/9/6: IHC Famous I need information on a 4 HP
IHC Famous hit-and-miss – igniter and hopper-cooled. The tag on the
base shows serial no. CD680 with a capital E below the D. What does
the ‘D’ stand for and what year was it built?

Arthur L. Sturgeon, 5520 N. Drury Road, Otis Orchards, WA 99027;

39/9/7: Searching for Carburetor I have this
engine, it is a vertical two-cylinder. The identification metal
plate is gone. The only information I have is the magneto
identification. It is a Type FM X4A11, and the serial number is
3863531. On the motor block, I have a big letter ‘B’ right
on it and also these numbers: 4-27-29. I am looking for a
carburetor. Can you help me?

Yvon St. Hilaire,

39/9/8: Grist Mill Desperation sometimes makes
you do strange things. Although ‘near’ desperate, I’m
writing to the Gas Engine Magazine staff for help.

I recently inherited an old grist mill with 24-inch grinding
stones. The whole thing weighs around 500 pounds and appears to be
all there. With a little fixing up, oil and one of my old one-lung
motors, I could put it back in service.

I cannot find any reference material on the history, function,
mechanics and operation of grist mills. I’ve exhausted every
source I can find and am still searching.

Does anyone know where I might start looking for technical
information on grist mills?

Any advice, help or suggestions would be appreciated. Rober L.
Rowe II, 2362 Wyatt Road, Belmont, LA 71406.

39/9/9: Fairbanks-Morse Information I am
looking for some information on repairing and operating a
Fairbanks-Morse engine with the dishpan flywheels. I do not know
the serial number.

Bernard Bieker, 409 Hill St., Washington, MO 63090; (636)

39/9/10: Sandow and INGECO Does anyone have
decals for a 1-1/2 HP Sandow or good picture of an original? Also,
does anyone have a good picture of the igniter and trip mechanism
fora 1-1/2 HP INGECO?

Jack Ghere, 1753, Community Beach Road, Odin, 1L 62870.

39/9/11: Stover Novelty Works Saw I bought this
saw at the spring Portland meet for $20. Ah, what bargains. I think
this old saw is real neat. I think it is from the late 1800s, and
it is still a flat belt. The saw was never converted to v-belt, and
the name cast into it is Stover Novelty Works, Freeport, Ill. Is
this the same company that made Stover engines? Maybe some readers
have more information on this. If the historical group in Freeport
would like this saw, they are more than welcome to it. The size is
38 inches long and 35 inches high. John Plotz, 11299 Cardwell,
Livonia, MI 48150; (734) 425-5323.

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