REFLECTIONS

A Brief Word

| April/May 1998

  • 4 HP Simplicity engine
    33/4/1
    Bruce Pederson
  • Clinton engines
    33/4/18A
    Rob Maulsby
  • Garden tractor
    33/4/19B
    Roy O. Silflow
  • Clinton engines
    33/4/18B
    Rob Maulsby
  • Garden tractor
    33/4/19A
    Roy O. Silflow
  • Unidentified engine
    33/4/22A
    Robert Polk
  • O&R Engine
    33/4/21
    Wilfred E. Mole
  • Hines tractor
    33/4/20
    Bud Morrell
  • Unidentified engine
    33/4/22B
    Robert Polk
  • 6 HP IHC Type M engine
    33/4/7
    Fred Cooley
  • Caldwell engine
    33/4/22D
    Robert Polk
  • Caldwell engine
    33/4/22C
    Robert Polk
  • Tractor-mounted grader
    33/4/25A
    L.J. Dowdy
  • Unidentified Engine
    33/4/28A
    Ernest T. Werner
  • Tractor-mounted grader
    33/4/25B
    L.J. Dowdy
  • Unidentified Engine
    33/4/28B
    Ernest T. Werner
  • Unidentified Engine
    33/4/28C
    Ernest T. Werner
  • Ward's Twin Row
    33/4/32B
    Shettie Fulks
  • Bolens tractors
    33/4/32A
    Shettie Fulks
  • Case Osborne
    33/4/42
    J. R. Cox
  • Unidentified Engine
    33/4/9A
    Mark E. Peterson
  • Small engine
    33/4/44B
    Michael E. Schultz
  • Small engine
    33/4/44A
    Michael E. Schultz
  • Rock Island Engine
    33/4/46
    David Ratcliffe
  • Suffolk Engine
    33/4/44D
    Michael E. Schultz
  • Suffolk Engine
    33/4/44C
    Michael E. Schultz
  • Building Scale Model Tractors
    MM-l
    Don Trout
  • Quinn engine
    33/4/47B
    D. Dean Suhr
  • Windsor engine
    33/4/47A
    D. Dean Suhr
  • Building Scale Model Tractors
    Caption for image
    Don Trout
  • Building Scale Model Tractors
    MM-4
    Don Trout
  • Building Scale Model Tractors
    MM-3
    Don Trout
  • Old Scale Model Tractors
    MM-5
    Bill Tushey
  • Old Scale Model Tractors
    MM-6
  • Scale Model John Deere A
    MM-7
    Don Prescott
  • Unidentified Engine
    33/4/9B
    Mark E. Peterson
  • Another unusual engine
    33/4/C
  • Waterloo engine
    33/4/B
    Waterloo Gasoline Engine Company
  • Scale Model John Deere A
    MM-8
    Don Prescott
  • Des Moines engin
    33/4/A
    Des Moines Gas Engine & Electric Company
  • Davenport Gasoline Engine
    33/4/D
  • Unidentified Engine
    33/4/9C
    Mark E. Peterson
  • Shaw Speedster Engine
    33/4/10A
    Dick Griffin
  • Antique Tiller
    33/4/17
    Ron Baer
  • Bingo 16g
    33/4/14
    Michael E. Schultz
  • Shaw Speedster Engine
    33/4/10B
    Dick Griffin

  • 4 HP Simplicity engine
  • Clinton engines
  • Garden tractor
  • Clinton engines
  • Garden tractor
  • Unidentified engine
  • O&R Engine
  • Hines tractor
  • Unidentified engine
  • 6 HP IHC Type M engine
  • Caldwell engine
  • Caldwell engine
  • Tractor-mounted grader
  • Unidentified Engine
  • Tractor-mounted grader
  • Unidentified Engine
  • Unidentified Engine
  • Ward's Twin Row
  • Bolens tractors
  • Case Osborne
  • Unidentified Engine
  • Small engine
  • Small engine
  • Rock Island Engine
  • Suffolk Engine
  • Suffolk Engine
  • Building Scale Model Tractors
  • Quinn engine
  • Windsor engine
  • Building Scale Model Tractors
  • Building Scale Model Tractors
  • Building Scale Model Tractors
  • Old Scale Model Tractors
  • Old Scale Model Tractors
  • Scale Model John Deere A
  • Unidentified Engine
  • Another unusual engine
  • Waterloo engine
  • Scale Model John Deere A
  • Des Moines engin
  • Davenport Gasoline Engine
  • Unidentified Engine
  • Shaw Speedster Engine
  • Antique Tiller
  • Bingo 16g
  • Shaw Speedster Engine

Some time ago we sent an e-mail to the Deutsches Museum at Munich, Germany indicating that we would be taking a tour group to see them in July, and asking for some advance information. Recently, we received a beautiful guide book to the museum, and after reading it over, we were quite impressed. This huge museum houses many large collections. Among them is the power machinery section, and it includes Diesel's first engine, among many others. An extensive marine section is also there, along with everything imaginable from music to astronomy. For those who have already signed up for our 1998 tour, or who still plan to go, we're now assured that this stop should be most interesting. We'll have a whole day in Munich, and needless to say, ye olde Reflector plans to spend a great deal of time in the museum. We know they have one of the world's largest beer halls in Munich, but we can drink beer in the evening, so the chances are slim we'll be making that particular stop.

We're also getting more information on the HMT Show in Holland. As previously noted, this is Europe's premiere engine and tractor show, and even includes tractor pulls, according to our most recent information. By mid-April we'll be closing out our signup for the 1998 tour, so if you've been procrastinating, contact: C. H. Wendel's European Tour, Box 257, Amana, IA 52203 or e-mail us at reflctr9@netins.net for the itinerary.

Among other things, ye olde Reflector is pounding the keyboard once again, this time for our coming Standard Catalog of Farm Tractors. As things now stand, we'll be carrying this one into the 1960s and 1970s, depending on the particular company. This first edition will concentrate primarily .on American-made tractors, vis-a-vis the imported models. Even so, the new book will have considerably more information than our Encyclopedia of American Farm Tractors, released in 1979. It seems impossible to us that we finished this book nearly twenty years ago!

Although the midwestern winter (at this writing in early February) has been exceptionally mild, we suppose that we'll have to get at least one dose of really nasty weather before the coming of spring. For us, the very thought of trying to start an old engine in cold weather stirs no enthusiasm whatever. However, by the time this copy is in your hands in March, it'll be time to start thinking of such things. Have a happy and safe year going to shows and exhibiting your engines and tractors!



This month, we begin with:

33/4/1 Simplicity Engine Q. See the photo of a 4 HP Simplicity engine, s/n AB7274. It is a throttle-governed kerosene engine. What is the correct color scheme? Any other information on this engine would also be appreciated. Bruce Pederson, 32909 C.R. 1,. St. Cloud, MN 56303.



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