A Brief Word
26/8/12 DuPont Dulux Jim Paquette, 114 High St., Uxbridge, MA 01569 writes: 'Again rumors abound that DuPont is planning to discontinue Dulux enamel. Not true! I deal with a large DuPont distributor. I have bought Dulux as recently as late April, and he assures me that there is no plan to do away with Dulux. I then called the regional DuPont office. Their comment was that there is no immediate plan to do away with Dulux, but eventually as demand dies off, Dulux will disappear. It will not be this year, and probably will not be next year. After that, who knows? Eventually, we will have to adapt to new paints, but it looks like we are okay for another couple of years.'
26/8/13 Small Model Steam Engines Q. I have been taking GEM for awhile now, but have never seen anyone advertise small model steam engines. I am interested in finding anyone who collects or deals in the old fashioned small steam engines that used to be used in the pop corn stands that were at fairs. G. Bright Hanna, 503 North Hendricks Ave., Marion, IN 46952.
26/8/14 IHC Mogul Q. See the photos of a 1911 IHC Mogul on Type C trucks. See page 120 of 150 Years of International Harvester. This tractor has been sitting in the same location since 1930. Note the conversion kit added to this tractor. So far I have never seen or heard of anything like it. During its years of rest, some honeybees made a home in the cylinder, placing a nice coating of wax on the cylinder walls. Now it turns over nicely . Any help or information on this tractor will be greatly appreciated. Joe McLelland, 8 Clement Pl, Macgregor, ACT 2615, Australia.
A. We can't supply any additional information at this time, but perhaps some of our readers might be of help. It is interesting to note that one of these tractors made it so far from the IHC factories, and has somehow or other escaped the junkman's hammer!
26/8/15 Gray Motor Co.? Q. See the two photos of an unidentified engine, throttle governed, and using a Schebler carburetor. It has a 5? x 6? inch bore and stroke. The closest match we have found is a Gray 4 HP engine. Any information as to the size and identity of this engine will be most appreciated. Harold Kinzie, RR 33, Blair Road, Cambridge, ONT N3H 4R8 Canada.
A. We can't tell you anything about this one, but perhaps someone else has another like it.
26/8/16 Case 425 Tractor Q. I have a Case 425 tractor with an Ottawa loader-backhoe. The tractor appears to be a Case 400 Industrial model. How many of these tractors were made? Does anyone out there have one of these outfits, or can supply information on same? Greg Weitekamp, RR 2, Raymond, 1L 62560.
A. We would guess this unit to have been built between 1958 and 1960, but lacking the serial number we can't pin it down any closer than that.
26/8/17 Information Needed Q. Can you tell me when the following engines were built.?-Briggs & Stratton, Model 5S, Type 700302, s/n 1684068; Wisconsin, Model AEN, 3 x 3?, s/n 2667364. Ken Fall, 04917 Boyne City Rd., Boyne City, MI49712.
A. The B & S was probably built between 1930 and 1933. The Wisconsin was built in 1956.
26/8/18 Worthington Q. I have recently completed a Worthington 2? HP, s/n 44071. Can you advise year built, and original paint? Any help will be appreciated. Ed Landry, 1428 Hermosa Drive, Baton Rouge, LA 70815.
A. We believe it is a unique olive green color, but haven't heard of an exact color match. Perhaps some of the Worthington collectors will oblige.
26/8/19 Dunn Oil Engine Q. I have a 7 HP Dunn Oil Engine. It is of sideshaft design with the governor weights on the sideshaft, and the injector unit on top of the cylinder. It was built by W. E. Dunn Mfg. Co. of Holland, Michigan under the R. M. Hvid patents. There is no water hopper, so I would like to know the scheme of the cooling system used, also the original color scheme. Any information will be appreciated. Robert Beekman, RR1, Box 77, Pocahontas, IA 50574.
A. We've never seen a Dunn engine, so we can't tell you much. Chances are that it was cooled with running water originally, so almost any sort of thermosyphon system with a tank will do the job.
26/6/20 Aristox Engine Q. See the two photos of an unusual marine engine. It was built by the Lake Shore Engine Works, Marquette, Michigan. It was designed by C. H. Blomstrom, and was intended to drive two propellers with a single engine. Can anyone supply further information on the Aristox engines? Also, does anyone have or know the whereabouts of any of the gasoline or oil engine compressor units used in the Fog Signals by the U. S. Light House Service? Robert M. Harris, 1812 Wiltshire, Berkley, Ml 48072.
26/6/21 Fordson Crawler Conversions If you have information for the Fordson crawler conversion registry, Trackson, Belle City, Hadfield-Pen-field, etc., send your name, address, and pertinent information to: Ed Bezanson, 85 Dayton Road, Waterford.CT 06385. A full list will be printed and sent to all listed on it.
Dick Hamp, 1772 Conrad Ave., San Jose, CA 95124 sends information on:
26/6/19 Rawleigh-Schryer I have a 1? HP Rawleigh engine and it is very similar to Mr. Dewey's Leader engine. In fact, the name tag on my Rawleigh is the same oval shape and on the side of the water hopper just like Mr. Dewey's Leader.
I also have a Dempster Windmill catalog; it shows Dempster engines that were built by Rawleigh-Schryer. This proves that the R-S Company built engines for other companies, and let these companies put their own label on them. I also have a 1? HP Leader engine, and it looks nothing like Mr. Dewey's Leader, but I've no idea who built it.
Help Needed! Ye olde Reflector just acquired a Kohler Power Plant. Model 10R61, No. 117118, 8 KW, 10 KVa, 115-230 AC, 1 phase, 1200 r.p.m., 32 battery volts. It uses a Waukesha FC 140 G engine. Several phone calls to Kohler and elsewhere have yielded nothing. We are looking for service in formation on this unit, and especially need a wiring schematic for the generator. Your help will be appreciated. C.H. Wendel, R.R. 1, Atkins, IA 52206.
That's all folks. See you next month!