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| April/May 1995

  • Allen Electric Tachometer meter
    30/4/20
    Joe M. Tochtrop
  • Adams elevating grader
    30/4/26A
  • Russell Standard Grader
    30/4/26B
  • Adams wheeled scraper
    30/4/26C
  • Gas Traction Company tractor
    30/4/26D
  • Schramm Engine
    30/4/27A
    R. L. DeJager
  • Schramm Engine
    30/4/27B
    R. L. DeJager
  • Unidentified air cooled engine
    30/4/28A
  • A four-cylinder Petter diese
    30/4/28D
  • Unidentified air cooled engine
    30/4/28B
  • Unidentified air cooled engine
    30/4/28C
  • Tiger tractor
    30/4/38B
    Tommy Coffey
  • Bear Cat
    30/4/38A
    Tommy Coffey
  • Truscott Engine
    30/4/21
  • Tractor
    30/4/40
  • Unidentified Engine
    30/4/39
    W. F. Henderson
  • 4 HP MECO engine
    30/4/41A
    Fred Kummerfeldt
  • 4 HP MECO engine
    30/4/41C
    Fred Kummerfeldt
  • 1 HP kerosene model
    30/4/45A
    Fred Schultz
  • 4 HP MECO engine
    30/4/41B
    Fred Kummerfeldt
  • IHC Type R magneto
    30/4/45B
    Fred Schultz
  • Unidentified Engine
    30/4/48
    Dale Nickerson
  • Jeep engine
    30/4/22A
    John W. Thompson
  • Type M engines
    30/4/45C
    Fred Schultz
  • Fairbanks-Morse Model A
    30/4/55
    Merlin Crohn
  • Cushman Model 7C7 engine
    30/4/53
    Carl C. Nielsen
  • Clutch Pulley Engine
    30/4/52B
    Kaven Isenberg
  • Clutch Pulley Engine
    30/4/52A
    Kaven Isenberg
  • A Model 92 washer engine
    30/4/56A
    Bill Reece
  • A Model 92 washer engine
    30/4/56B
    Bill Reece
  • Diagram
    30/4/55
    Merlin Crohn
  • Jeep engine
    30/4/22B
    John W. Thompson
  • Novo engine
    30/4/23
  • A Mar-Tan v-twin, fan cooled engine'
    30/4/59
    James Prepodnik
  • Richardson engine
    30/4/24A
    jimmy D. Joines
  • Richardson engine
    30/4/24B
    jimmy D. Joines
  • The Spotless engines
    30/4/24C
    jimmy D. Joines
  • The Spotless engines
    30/4/24D
    jimmy D. Joines

  • Allen Electric Tachometer meter
  • Adams elevating grader
  • Russell Standard Grader
  • Adams wheeled scraper
  • Gas Traction Company tractor
  • Schramm Engine
  • Schramm Engine
  • Unidentified air cooled engine
  • A four-cylinder Petter diese
  • Unidentified air cooled engine
  • Unidentified air cooled engine
  • Tiger tractor
  • Bear Cat
  • Truscott Engine
  • Tractor
  • Unidentified Engine
  • 4 HP MECO engine
  • 4 HP MECO engine
  • 1 HP kerosene model
  • 4 HP MECO engine
  • IHC Type R magneto
  • Unidentified Engine
  • Jeep engine
  • Type M engines
  • Fairbanks-Morse Model A
  • Cushman Model 7C7 engine
  • Clutch Pulley Engine
  • Clutch Pulley Engine
  • A Model 92 washer engine
  • A Model 92 washer engine
  • Diagram
  • Jeep engine
  • Novo engine
  • A Mar-Tan v-twin, fan cooled engine'
  • Richardson engine
  • Richardson engine
  • The Spotless engines
  • The Spotless engines

30/4/20 Electric Tachometer Q. See the photo of an Allen Electric Tachometer meter made by Simpson Electric Co. h is probably off some automotive tuneup equipment. With its range of 0-3500 rpm, I thought it would be ideal for checking the rpm of older tractors and engines. Can anyone tell me what the sending unit was like? Any information would be appreciated. Joe M. Tochtrop, 2028 McAllister St., San Francisco, CA 94118-4422.

30/4/21 Truscott Engine Q. I have a two-cylinder, four-cycle engine made by Truscott of St. Joseph, Michigan. I have been told it was made in 1895. The camshaft has only two lobes on it which operate only the exhaust valves; the intake valves are automatic. The original igniters are missing, as well as the mixer. Any information regarding this engine would be appreciated. Roy Davies, RR 1, Brace-bridge, ONT P1L 1W8 Canada.

A. The only illustration we have on this style is shown on page 515 of American Gas Engines, as well as the adjacent photo. We have found advertising as early as 1903, hut it is possible that they were active prior to that time.

30/4/22 Hesse Hornet Q. See the photos of a Hesse Hornet, made by Hesse Corporation, Kansas City, Missouri. It is a compressor unit built from a Jeep engine, in this instance, CJ3A, R3-J17117. It runs on two cylinders and pumps air with the other two cylinders. I would like to know more about this unit, when it was built, the color, etc. Would also like to hear from anyone owning one of these units. John W. Thompson, Rt. 8, Box 336, Live Oak, FL 32060.



30/4/23 Standard Scale & Supply Q. In the back of the pickup there is a Fairbanks-Morse 6 HP, a 1 HP John Deere, and a 3 HP engine from Standard Scale & Supply. I cannot find any information on the latter, and would like to learn more about this engine. Any help will be appreciated. Patrick M. Kelly, Rt 2, Box 48, Mt. Carroll, IL 61053.

A. Standard Scale was not an engine builder, but used other engines, the Novo in particular, on their cement mixers. Occasionally, a Novo engine will be found having 'SSS' cast into the crankcase hand hole plates instead of the usual 'Novo.'