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Courtesy of Jack Allen, 4404 East Harry St., Wichita, Kansas 67218
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Courtesy of Jack Allen, 4404 East Harry St., Wichita, Kansas 67218 Same as above picture.
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Courtesy of John F. Hottle, 327 Fairview Ave., Manassas, Virginia - Rt. 1, Box 4, Zip 11220
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Courtesy of Lewis H. Cline, 1102 West River Rd., Battle Creek, Mich. 49017
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Courtesy of Roger L. Eshelman, Box 63, College Springs, Iowa 51637

Pictured is a gas engine a friend and I have and we would like
more information as to what year it is and for what purpose they
were used. Also, we wonder what happened to the company? It has the
name of Monitor, 1? hp., Type V J, Serial 16764 and 500 rpm. This
engine was made by Baker Manufacturing Company of Evansville,

Men who do not make advances to women are apt to become victims
to women who make advances to them. When a couple of young people
strongly devoted to each other commence to eat onions, it is safe
to pronounce them engaged.

I would like to know if anyone could tell me the name of this
engine. The last owner said it 8 HP but could not think of the
name. All part numbers start with D.D. Piston 6′ diam., stroke.
8?’, fly wheel 37′ diam. flywheel face 3′, Webster
mag., return flow fuel pump operated off the valve push rod,
crankshaft 2?’ diam. Oiling by oil cup at piston also oil cup
at connecting rod. Oil holes and reservoir at main bearings. This
engine must weigh about 850 lbs. Any information you can give me on
this write to Mr. John F. Hottle, 327 Fairview Ave., Manassas,
Virginia. Rtl, Box 4 – 11220

One of the Branson brothers (Otsego, Michigan) with his 15-25
Rumely Oil Pull (vintage of about 1926) at Galesburg. Michigan,
Steam RrtsJeo several years ago.

These tractors were equipped with a differential lock which
could be used to lock rear wheels together so neither could spin,
and was of great help in getting through places where footing was


We would like to know the make and horse Dower of this old
outboard engine. Please send all letters of identification to the
G.E.M. or to The Travis Salvage Yard, Corning, Iowa.

Published on May 1, 1967

Gas Engine Magazine

Preserving the History of Internal Combustion Engines