A Brief Word

| October/November 1998

While Chuck Wendel is away from home on an engine-lover's excursion to... hmm, let's see, is it Germany, Austria, and Holland this time? we'll make an attempt this month to fill his question and answer shoes. While we don't have the extensive knowledge about old engines and so forth that he does, we do have some sources at hand here at headquarters which we can utilize to answer those questions we can. On the ones for which we have no answer, we hope that, in the usual spirit of this column as a forum for the exchange of information between subscribers, those of you who are able to shed some light on some of the queries printed here will do so. That said, we plunge ahead into this month's letters!

33/10/1 Rock Island Q. I have a 3 HP Rock Island, serial number A77315, and would like to know the year it was made. I also need a carburetor and fuel pump linkage. The engine is the same as the Alamo Blueline 3 HP. Any help would be greatly appreciated. Please send to: Jason Peterson, 701 - 5th St. W., Hastings, MM 55033.

A. Well, this one I'm afraid we don't have an answer for. What a rousing start we're off to! Can anyone lend a hand?

33/10/2 Sattley 7 HP Q. In July of '97, I purchased a 7 HP Sattley hit and miss mounted on a steel wheel wagon with a buzz saw attachment for cutting firewood. The serial number is 44912. In May of '98, I was able to purchase a 7 HP Racine Sattley hit and miss, also mounted on a steel wheel wagon with a buzz saw attachment for cutting firewood. The serial number is 29127. Both hit and misses run like a charm. Could you tell me the year of manufacture for both machines? Also, did Montgomery Ward actually manufacture these machines?

I also own 10 antique tractors and an antique road grader. A picture of my road grader and an article about our club we belong to appeared in GEM, March 1995, page 26. James L. Johnson, 5314 1 Rd., Escanaba, MI 49829.

A. And again we call on our readers who know all about Sattley.


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