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Courtesy of Ansel Peterson, Route 1, Box 232, New Lisbon, Wisconsin 53950
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Courtesy of James Labo, 206 Laurel Street, Vineland, New Jersey 08360

I am enclosing a picture of a toy engine, that I believe to be a
flamelicker. Some parts are missing such as the burner and the
shield over the flame.

I would like information from anyone who can tell me–how it
operates, when and where it was made, and how much it sold for.
Also would like to know what fuel was used, and something about the
shape of the flame shield as I would like to make the missing
parts, and to get it running.

I enjoy reading the Gas Engine Magazine very much and look
forward to each issue. Possibly some of your good readers can help
with the question, and surely would appreciate any help given me.
Thank You.

I have recently found an engine of which I need help in
identifying. It runs very good and was made in Germany (guessing by
what the German writing says on the only tag on it.) It is a side
shaft engine and runs off a ‘buzz box’. It has an aluminum
connecting rod and all brass bearings. The dimensions of the engine
are as follows:

4′ Stroke

1?’ Bore

239′ Overall Length

14′ Flywheel Height

The ivory tag on the engine reads:

Technical Classification Apprentice Workshop Section B

I would appreciate any help in identifying this engine.


Recently we purchased an oil engine with the fuel pump missing,
one pressure valve, one suction valve and the fuel injection valves
missing. Therefore, we would appreciate receiving any information
as to how to start this engine. We are requesting that someone help
us to locate the pump, valves and starting instruction.

Below is some information. concerning the engine, along with the
above photo.

Mietz & Weiss Engine patented in U.S.A.

October 19, 1897

July 15, 1902

August 20, 1901

September 30, 1902

March 31, 1903

September 30, 1903

Patented also in Eruopean countries.

126- 136 Mott Street

New York, New York U.S.A.

Circumference of fly wheels – 14 feet and 11 inches

Width of fly wheels – 5 inches. Weight – about 4? tons.

Four (4) inch exhaust. Two (2) 4 inch intakes. Two (2) cycle

Anyone that can help us on parts or starting, please write me,
and I’m thanking you in advance for your cooperation.

Published on Mar 1, 1969

Gas Engine Magazine

Preserving the History of Internal Combustion Engines