A picture of my ‘unknown’ engine. I am wondering if
anyone can help me identify it. It is a throttle governed, single
flywheel engine. It operates on a battery and coil and has a
syphon-cooling system. It runs well, but to date I have had no luck
in finding out what it is. I will appreciate any help you can give
I have seven other engines, all restored and operating. It is a
most enjoyable hobby.
I had a picture in May-June issue and I received nine letters in
all and five of them convinced me my engine was a 1-3/4 HP Sattley.
I think the response was a great and my compliments to you and your
staff. [Thanks Goerge, we do need that kind of remark – Anna
Pictured is my Briggs & Stratton Model ‘Y’ engine,
made in the 1930s. It is restored and is all original. I have been
told this model is rare. I enjoy the GEM when it arrives in the
Our exhibit at the Delaware State Fair – Antique Machinery Show
at Harrington, Delaware on July 27,1973. L. to r.: Harold Reed with
his 6 HP Ohio engine, David Reed with his brother, Wayne’s
2-1/2 HP Leader and my 1-1/2 HP Lauson engine. There was a good
turnout of engines, tractors and other machinery.
Pictured is my son, Dan, on his F-12 Farmall discing garden. He
worked for a neighbor farmer and bought it and has spent a lot of
time restoring this tractor. I think he has done a very good job
for a 15 year old. He has sent for his decals, which is all he
needs to complete the restoration. He has been a lot of help on my
engines and is planning to get himself some this year. We read
G.E.M. all the time and enjoy it very much.
Our 1929 Rumely Oil Pull Model W, 20-30 HP, lightweight. We
bought this tractor at a Farm Sale last November. We just finished
restoring it in time for this year’s shows. We really enjoy
My A.B. Farquhar gas engine – I have talked to a lot of people
in Pennsylvania about this engine and they have never seen one. It
is a side shaft, 2 HP. It was made in York, Pennsylvania and it is
a rare one. Courtesy of Paul Russell, Route 1, Morrisville, North
This is a Ranger Tractor Cultivator built by Southern Motor Mfg.
Ass. Ltd., Houston, Texas, 1920, 8 – 16 HP, 4 cylinder. Looks like
it could be a little complicated to plow corn with – also looks
like it took a big man to crank it.
My John Deere G.P. Wide Tread Serial No. 405054 that I recently
purchased. It runs fairly well. I was told there were only 444 of
these late model wide treads built. Is this right? I’d like to
hear from anyone having one like it.
I also have one of the early wide treads, but its not in running
condition yet. I guess I am very fortunate to have two wide treads.
Courtesy of Ronald L. Jungmeyer, P. O. Box 141, Russellville, Mo.
Thought I would drop a note and enclose a photo of one of my gas
engines. It was just setting anyway and thought I would put it to a
functional use. The bracket holding my rural mail box is spot
welded to bolt heads so have not hurt its chances of someday being
restored. The paint is good, pin striping, decal and all, is
complete, except rocker arm. But I retreived it from a junk yard
and apparently it had been there for some time as the flywheels and
water hopper are cracked as well as the crankshaft being sprung,
probably from being dropped and shoved around.
The name plate reads as follows:
Manufactured by The John Lauson Mfg. Co. New Holstein Wis.
U.S.A. No. 8130 Speed 450 Type D Size AB HP 3
Self-propelled Sunshine Harvester made in Australia, 1936 model.
Myself and a 10-20 McCormick-Deering tractor. My wife took the
picture in August 1966 just after I got the tractor.
10-20 Mogul tractor and Massey Harris plow at Pionera,
This picture with the horses probably taken at Broad & Erie
Streets in Philadelphia, as there is a Williams photographer sign
and the picture was taken by Williams & Deal of that address.
Notice the odd horse hitch. It appears to be a 2-3-3-2-1 hitch.