REFLECTIONS

A Brief Word

| August/September 1997

  • Twin Fan 'Rival' Thresher
    Twin Fan 'Rival' Thresher.
  • 2-cycle engine
    32/8/7B
    Ray Gray
  • Aerothrust Engine
    32/8/10A
    Wally Bellows
  • Aerothrust Engine
    32/8/10B
    Wally Bellows
  • Franklin Valveless engine
    32/8/13
    Joe Dudek
  • Folding Sawing Machine
    32/8/16
    Lloyd & Cheryl Jones
  • Witte Engine
    32/8/15
    Paul C. Van Sickle
  • Wiscona Pep Engine
    32/8/18B
    Bob Roller
  • Wiscona Pep Engine
    32/8/18A
    Bob Roller
  • Ferro marine engine
    32/8/19A
    Charles Balyeat
  • Ferro marine engine
    32/8/19B
    Charles Balyeat
  • Powerlite Electric Plant
    32/8/20A
    John E. Martin
  • Chain saw
    32/8/1A
    Bruce Heppler
  • Powerlite Electric Plant
    32/8/20B
    John E. Martin
  • Three Phase Converters
    32/8/23
    David Leon Montgomery
  • Mustang Riding Tractor
    32/8/22
    Alice Holmes
  • Generator set
    32/8/24A
    Woody Sins
  • Generator set
    32/8/24B
    Woody Sins
  • Fuller & Johnson engine
    32/8/26
    Steven L. Carter
  • Ad for Bennett's Tile Ditcher

  • Antique garden tractor
    32/8/3A
    Pat Wiesmore
  • Chain saw
    32/8/1B
    Bruce Heppler
  • Antique garden tractor
    32/8/3B
    Pat Wiesmore
  • Marmon Engine
    32/8/6A
    Dave Eberwein
  • Brochure of National Mower Company
    32/8/4
    George Tincknell
  • Marmon Engine
    32/8/6B
    Dave Eberwein
  • 2-cycle engine
    32/8/7A
    Ray Gray

  • Twin Fan 'Rival' Thresher
  • 2-cycle engine
  • Aerothrust Engine
  • Aerothrust Engine
  • Franklin Valveless engine
  • Folding Sawing Machine
  • Witte Engine
  • Wiscona Pep Engine
  • Wiscona Pep Engine
  • Ferro marine engine
  • Ferro marine engine
  • Powerlite Electric Plant
  • Chain saw
  • Powerlite Electric Plant
  • Three Phase Converters
  • Mustang Riding Tractor
  • Generator set
  • Generator set
  • Fuller & Johnson engine
  • Ad for Bennett's Tile Ditcher
  • Antique garden tractor
  • Chain saw
  • Antique garden tractor
  • Marmon Engine
  • Brochure of National Mower Company
  • Marmon Engine
  • 2-cycle engine

If this month's issue comes to you a couple of days late, it's probably the fault of ye olde Reflector. We've been in the finishing stages of our book, American Farm Implements, and we were so determined to get it done that we delayed the column for a couple of days. However, we're most happy to report that the project is now completed, with over 130,000 words and over 2,100 illustrations. It will be published by Krause Publications at Iola, Wisconsin, and probably will be released in August or September.

There were many times during our compilation of the farm implement book that we wondered if we would ever see light at the end of the tunnel. For example, we love threshing machines, but it took several days just to complete this particular section of the book. We had hoped to include a cross-listing of trade names, but discovered that's a project that will take weeks on end, just to do the keyboarding. Perhaps the next edition?

Ever since returning from the Australian tour, it's been virtually non-stop work on this project, so in order to avoid interruptions, we often left the answering machine take calls, and have found little time to answer letters etc. Now that the project is done, perhaps life will assume a bit of normalcy once again.

Speaking of threshing machines, take a look at the engraving of an early Pitts Twin Fan Rival Thresher from Pitts Agricultural Works, later known as Buffalo Pitts Company at Buffalo, New York. This machine was built in several sizes and used two separate fans to clean the grain.



32/8/1 Chain Saws Q. See the two photos of chain saws. Photo 1A shows an I.E.L. saw from Industrial Engineering Ltd., at Vancouver, Canada. It is 5 HP, and s/n F7838. The saw in 1B was made by Power Machinery Ltd. at Vancouver. Any information on these saws would be appreciated. Bruce Heppler, Box 523, Covelo, CA 95428.

32/8/2 Monitor Engine Q. I am restoring a Monitor 6 HP engine that has been in my family since the early part of the century. My grandfather used it at Kalispell, Montana, to cut wood that was unloaded by rail for the local homesteaders. Any help would be appreciated, including the original colors. Warren Michaelis, 4440 Pleasant Crl Rd, Olympia, WA 98516.



SUBSCRIBE TO GAS ENGINE MAGAZINE TODAY!

Gas Engine Magazine A_M 16Gas Engine Magazine is your best source for tractor and stationary gas engine information.  Subscribe and connect with more than 23,000 other gas engine collectors and build your knowledge, share your passion and search for parts, in the publication written by and for gas engine enthusiasts! Gas Engine Magazine brings you: restoration stories, company histories, and technical advice. Plus our Flywheel Forum column helps answer your engine inquiries!

Be sure to take advantage of the Square Deal Subscription Program.

  • No Missed Issues.

  • No Renewal Notices.

  • No Additional Cost.

The Square Deal Subscription Program is designed as a paperless transaction with automatic renewals at a preferred low rate.   With advanced electronic notification, a 100% satisfaction guarantee and an easy opt-out plan, the Square Deal Subscription Program is the best value, risk free, eco-friendliest way to subscribe.




Facebook YouTube

Classifieds