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28/10/13 Maytag Information Needed Q. Mrs.
Chuck Wagner, RR 2, Box 157, Alexandria, SD 57311 writes that she
has a Maytag washing machine needing some parts. Is there a source
out there for parts no longer available from Maytag, either NOS or
used? If so, please contact Mrs. Wagner, as well as dropping us a
line, so that we can keep this information on file.

28/10/14 Maytag Information Needed Q. Can
anyone provide the proper color scheme for the Standard Separator
engines? I would also like the date built for the following Witte
engines: 51519 and 16362. ]. D. Wescott, 1304 S. Ranson Dr.,
Independence, MO 64057.

A. Regarding the Standard, we once had one that
looked to have original paint, and it was a deep green, about like
New Idea green, and with the cylinder and head painted aluminum.
However, we’ve seen a couple of restored engines that were
painted blue. Thus, we’re not sure of the original color.
Regarding the Witte engines, the respective years are 1921 and

28/10/15 Barco Hammers Thanks to Richard
Kibble, Box 135, Pt. Sharp, MT 59443 for sending a reprinted copy
of the instructions for Barco hammers. If you need this
information, please contact Richard at the above address.

28/10/16 Ferro Engines Thanks to Mr. J. A.
Holly, Box 84, Bordertown, 5268 South Australia for sending along a
photocopy of the instructions for Ferro engines. Mr. Holly has
several different Ferro engines, and also a 4 HP Foos Jr. He would
like more information or instructions for the latter engine. If you
need further information on Ferro, perhaps Mr. Holly could
accommodate you.

28/10/17 Dempster Engine? Q. See the two photos
of a twin cylinder engine, possibly made by Dempster Mill Mfg. Co.
at Beatrice, Nebraska. It has no name tag, but looks like the 1903
model on page 126 of American Gas Engines. It has a 6×7 inch bore
and stroke, bronze rod bearings, and a crosshead like a steam
engine. What years was this engine made, and did it originally use
ignitors? Also, the carburetor is missing, and I don’t know
what was originally used. Any and all information will be greatly
appreciated. Ken Kafka, 14450 WCR 88, Pierce, CO 80650.

A. We have no further information on this most
unusual engine, so if anyone can help, please drop Ken a line.

28/10/18 Friend Engines Recently, I received a
letter from a GEM reader in Wistow, South Australia. He had an
engine which he thought might be a FRIEND engine made in Gasport,
New York. Until he sends more information and a photo, I can’t
be sure. However, it appears that Friend did export their sprayers
to Australia. Photograph 18B is the cover of a 1911 Friend catalog,
and 18A is another photo identifying the NEW FRIEND engine. Dave
Dickinson, 6190 Keller Ave., Newfane, NY 14108.

28/10/19 Monovalve Diesel Q. I have a Mono
Valve four-cylinder diesel made in Oakland, California. It is
four-cycle … no ports in the cylinder, and only four valves. . .
it intakes and exhausts through the same valve. It runs good. I
would like to hear from anyone having one of these engines or any
information on it. Ted Paproski, 803-232nd SE, Bothell, WA

A. Does anyone have information on this one? We
have none.

28/10/20 Farm Lighting Systems Thanks to Jim
Albaitis, 3064 Lincoln Rd., Ludington, MI 49431 for sending along
some information on the above. The data consists of wiring diagrams
for numerous makes of farm lighting systems, as compiled by the L.
L. Cooke School of Electricity of Chicago, and printed in 1929. The
schematics are quite worthwhile for those having this equipment. We
suspect that Jim might be able to provide this information for a
nominal sum.

28/10/21 Waterloo Boy Q. 1 have a
13/4 HP Waterloo Boy engine, s/n 124125, sold
by Burridge-Cooper Ltd., Winnipeg, Canada. It carries patent dates
of August 6, 1907, August 7, 1900, December 3, 1901, and October
7,1902. I would like to know the year built and the proper paint
color. Gene Wroten, 5638 Taylor Bro.Rd., Union City, TN 38261.

A. Your engine hailed from the Waterloo
Gasoline Engine Company at Waterloo, Iowa. The early ones,
apparently before about 1913 or 1914, were a very dark red, similar
to DuPont 93-2564H, and the later ones were similar to 93-5316
Green. There are no serial number records available for these
engines, so ascribing an exact or even an approximate date is

28/10/22 Swayne, Robinson & Co. Q. I have a
stationary baler made by the above company at Richmond, Indiana
about also has a self-feeder attachment. Please advise as
to the original color scheme and any decal transfers that might
have been used. Any information will be appreciated. Steve
Hoogestraat, Box 573, Lennox, SD 57039.

A. Can anyone be of help?

28/10/23 Corn Shelters Q. 1 have two 1HC
one-hole corn shellers similar to the ones illustrated on page 208
of the GEM reprint o/IHC General Catalog No. 20. The wooden sheller
has remnants of ‘McCormick-Deering Com Sheller’ stencilled
on the sides. Can anyone tell me the period these were made, and
when did IHC discontinue making spring shellrs? Any help would be
appreciated. Joe Shoemaker, Box 589, Waynetown, IN 47990-0589.-

A. Although IH kept very good records on most
of their farm equipment, some of the smaller items, including the
small spring shelters, weren’t well documented. However, given
the state of the industry before and after World War Two, we would
guess that production of these machines probably terminated no
later than about 1950.

Readers Write

s28/7/4B & 4C Sears Tractor The tractor in
these photos is definitely a Sears Economy tractor. This is a 1939
model with a Model A Ford motor and transmission, with a truck rear
end. It was sold through their catalog.

We heard from Maurice Wahl, RR 2, Box 15, Blanchardville, Wl
53516 and from Donald Richardson, 2511 – 4th DR SW, Austin, MN
55912 regarding this query.

Modelmakers Corner

Joseph T. Hanson, 111 Fairway Dr., Haines City, FL 33844

When a person gets tired of building the same engine, he tends
to daydream. Two engines pictured here are the result.

The walking beam engine of MM-1 is a hit-and-miss with
11/4*11/2 inch bore and
stroke, and 6-inch flywheels.

The Atkinson Cycle engine of MM-2 is controlled by a flyball
governor, and uses a 13/8 inch bore. There
are four different stroke lengths in a single revolution of the
flywheel, the latter being 8 inches in diameter.

A Closing Word Even after having returned from
the engine tour of England some weeks ago, the pleasant afterglow
remains. Our group of 75 bonded very well, and there were many new
relationships established as a result of the tour. In fact, that
was yet another highlight of the journey. For this writer, the most
touching moments came at the end of the tour. Wade Farm Tours
chartered a cruise for our group on our last evening in London, and
we all enjoyed a wonderful meal while viewing the beautiful sites
along the River Thames. We docked near that famous clock tower of
Big Ben, and as we closed with some final comments and appropriate
tokens of thanks, Big Ben struck the hour of 11. We all parted with
mixed emotions of joy and sadness . . . joy for having experienced
what even our seasoned travelers called ‘the best tour
we’ve ever been on,’ and sadness that the two weeks flew by
so quickly … all the more incentive to look forward to another
tour in ’94!


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