REFLECTIONS

A Brief Word

| April/May 1995

  • Unknown Foreign Motor
    30/4/8B
    Michael E. Schultz
  • Backus Water Motor
    30/4/11
    Bazil Rogers
  • Unknown Foreign Motor
    30/4/8A
    Michael E. Schultz
  • Illustration from Korting catalog cover
    Illustration from Korting catalog cover
  • Rumely OilPull tractor

    Melville Hands
  • Foundry Patterns Engine
    30/4/13B
    Richard E. Lee
  • Foundry Patterns Engine
    30/4/13A
    Richard E. Lee
  • Foundry Patterns Engine
    30/4/13D
    Richard E. Lee
  • Foundry Patterns Engine
    30/4/13C
    Richard E. Lee
  • Foundry Patterns Engine
    30/4/13E
    Richard E. Lee
  • The price list
    The price list
  • Model BR engines
    30/4/14 A
    Tom Ebeling
  • F-M Marine Engine
    30/4/15A
    William Pearce
  • Model BR engines
    30/4/14B
    Tom Ebeling
  • Model BR engines
    30/4/14C
    Tom Ebeling
  • Easy Engine
    30/4/16B
    Don Wiley
  • Easy Engine
    30/4/16C
    Don Wiley
  • Easy Engine
    30/4/16A
    Don Wiley
  • F-M Marine Engine
    30/4/15B
    William Pearce
  • Air Cooled Motor

    Eugene Decamp
  • Advertising The Standard Cream Separator
    30/4/16D
    Don Wiley
  • Homelite generator unit
    30/4/18A
    Christopher G. Beebe
  • Farm Engine

  • Briggs & Stratton ZZ engine
    30/4/18B
    Christopher G. Beebe
  • Briggs & Stratton ZZ engine
    30/4/18C
    Christopher G. Beebe
  • Handi-Hoe attachment
    30/4/19C
  • A sulky plow
    30/4/19A
  • Handi-Hoe attachment
    30/4/19B
  • Ohio Enģines

  • A magnifying glass
    30/4/19D
  • Small bulldozer with tracks
    30/4/2
    Paul Sisson
  • Ideal HP engine
    30/4/4A
    Chester Davisson
  • Ideal HP engine
    30/4/4B
    Chester Davisson
  • Clinton Panther engine
    30/4/5A
    Wayne B. Lower
  • Clinton Panther engine
    30/4/5B
    Wayne B. Lower

  • Unknown Foreign Motor
  • Backus Water Motor
  • Unknown Foreign Motor
  • Illustration from Korting catalog cover
  • Rumely OilPull tractor
  • Foundry Patterns Engine
  • Foundry Patterns Engine
  • Foundry Patterns Engine
  • Foundry Patterns Engine
  • Foundry Patterns Engine
  • The price list
  • Model BR engines
  • F-M Marine Engine
  • Model BR engines
  • Model BR engines
  • Easy Engine
  • Easy Engine
  • Easy Engine
  • F-M Marine Engine
  • Air Cooled Motor
  • Advertising The Standard Cream Separator
  • Homelite generator unit
  • Farm Engine
  • Briggs & Stratton ZZ engine
  • Briggs & Stratton ZZ engine
  • Handi-Hoe attachment
  • A sulky plow
  • Handi-Hoe attachment
  • Ohio Enģines
  • A magnifying glass
  • Small bulldozer with tracks
  • Ideal HP engine
  • Ideal HP engine
  • Clinton Panther engine
  • Clinton Panther engine

Recently we acquired a considerable amount of gas engine and tractor literature, some of it quite rare. Among this material is an 1886 brochure from the Korting Gas Engine Company, with the back page being shown here. Note that ten different sizes were available, ranging all the way up to 40 horsepower. Also note that it was 5 feet from the floor to the center of the crankshaft; the specs don't give us the flywheel diameter, but assuming it to be say, 60 inches, that would put us up to 93 inches at the top of the flywheel!

Within the brochure, the engine is known as the Krting-Lieckfeld gas engine. We are also told that this engine operated by varying the quantity or fuel admitted to the cylinder, with the air-to-gas proportions remaining the same. The interesting part of the design is that the system operated through the exhaust valve, doing so by varying the amount of exhaust gas expelled from the cylinder. Thus, the proportion of spent gas left in the cylinder and the amount of flammable fuel taken up on the intake stroke was variable, depending on the governor.

Also, note the full-page insert from a Stephen B. Church (Boston, Mass.) folder. The top figure is of a 'Joy' hopper cooled farm engine. A close look with a magnifying glass reveals the word 'OHIO' inside the triangle on the hopper. The lower engine is called an 'Ohio Standard Kerosene Oil' model. At first look it appears to be a Primm from Power Mfg. Co., Lima, Ohio. A closer look shows it to be a sideshaft engine.

We're not saying that Power Mfg. Company never built a sideshaft, but if so, this is the first illustration we've found. Likewise, we are puzzled by the OHIO mark clearly in the illustration above. Perhaps all of this will be grist for the mills of some of our readers.



Further details are coming together on the 1995 GEM tour to Germany and elsewhere. As we've noted before, this tour departs September 9, returns September 23. A major new development, and a wonderful one at that, comes with our arrival in Switzerland. Rather than stay in Luzern, Switzerland, for two days on our arrival, we'll instead He staying at the beautiful Sunstar Hotel in Grindelwald. Most rooms have balconies for viewing the spectacular mountain scenery. Grindelwald has a world-wide reputation as the 'glacier village' and has a 300km/180 mile network of hiking and mountain paths, plus a mountain bus, rail routes, and cable cars.

THE JOY HOPPER COOLED FARM ENGINE

Built in sizes 2, 4. 6 and 12 Horse. The 4 Horse and larger furnished with TRIP MAGNETO.



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